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Advanced Field School 5180

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Paleoindian Archaeology at the Edge of the Rockies

Advanced Archaeological Field Studies– ANTH 5180


DATES:  June 20 – July 27, 2020

WHO:     Graduate and undergraduate students
WHERE: Hell Gap Field Station Southeastern Wyoming Hartville Uplift
GOALS:  Excavate Early Paleoindian levels at Hell Gap site, a National Historic Landmark


  • Advanced field techniques – (excavation, testing mapping, survey)
  • Electronic & Digital Data Recording – (GPS, Total Station, Mapping & Lab Software, GIS)
  • Analysis – (Data management & analysis, graphic and display techniques)
  • Workshops – (lithics, zooarcheology, stone tool making, atl-atl throws, public education)

 Participate in entire research process

  •  Research design Project execution                                
  • Budgeting Final report write-up with crew

Extracurricular opportunities: Visit: Fort Laramie, Black Hills, Hudson-Meng, Vore, Agate Fossil Beds, Fort Robinson, and much more.

For more information contact: 
Marcel Kornfeld ( or
Mary Lou Larson (

  • Application Form
  • Tuition, Fees, and Register
  • Information about Hell Gap
  • Information about the Class
  • Workshops
  • Excavating and Living at Hell Gap
  • Poster





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