ANTH 470 - Paleontology Field School

  • 4 credits

Join the CSU Paleontology Field School (ANTH 470), gain hands-on paleontological field experience, and earn 4 credits this summer!

Course Specifics:

June 12-June 16 – CSU Fort Collins, Clark Bldg., Rm. C249
Monday-Friday – 11:00 am-2:00 pm

June 18-June 24 – Bighorn Basin, Wyoming
Sunday, June 18 – 7:00 am – pack CSU vans and depart to Greybull KOA Camp, Wyoming
Monday-Saturday – 9:00 am-4:30 pm – daily field paleontology – Bighorn Basin, Wyoming
After Dinner – nightly field accession
Day Trip – Thermopolis Dinosaur Museum

June 25-July 1 – Bighorn Basin, Wyoming
Sunday-Saturday – 9:00 am-4:30 pm – daily field paleontology – Bighorn Basin, Wyoming
After Dinner – nightly field accession
Day Trip – Cody Buffalo Bill Museum Complex

July 2-July 7 – CSU Fort Collins, Paleontology Field School Lab, GSB 347
Sunday, July 2 – 7:00 am – pack CSU vans and depart to CSU Fort Collins – everyone moves fossils and field equipment into Paleo Field School Lab
Monday, July 3 – 11:00 am-5:00 pm – full-day fossil processing – mandatory attendance
Tuesday, July 4 – holiday – day off
Wednesday-Friday – 10:00 am-5:00 pm – daily, mandatory 4-hour minimum of 2 hours fossil preparation and 2 hours field report preparation

July 10 – field report deadline
Monday, July 10 – 11:59 pm – electronic submission at course website

Prerequisite

ANTH 120 (Human Origins and Variation) or BZ 110 (Principles of Animal Biology) or LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems). Admission to this field course requires instructor permission based upon submission of a Paleontology Field School application. Please contact the course instructor for application information at kimberly.nichols@colostate.edu. Contact instructor to request an override.

Important Information

Please contact Brenda Avery for full information about applying at (970) 491-5447 or brenda.avery@colostate.edu.

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