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Location: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Season Dates: May 19, 2014 - June 8, 2014
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014
Affiliation: Tulane University
Project Director: Jayur Madhusudan Mehta
Learn the deep and rich history of the Mississippi Delta while conducting actual archaeological research. This field program provides students the unique opportunity to learn archaeological field and lab methods while actually in the field working on a Tulane University research project. Students will also learn about Mississippi’s unique history and have the opportunity to visit authentic and historic blues venues. Based out of Clarksdale, Mississippi, students and faculty will visit many cultural and historical landmarks, and learn firsthand, what it means to be a “Mississippian”.
Program cost is $2,500, which includes:
ANTH 4950 Field Methods in Archaeology
ANTH 4960 Lab Methods in Archaeology
Period(s) of Occupation: Mississippi Period, Late Prehistoric Period
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Age: 16
Experience Required: none
Room and Board Arrangements
Students and professors will be housed at 7 Chimneys Farm, a historic property located near the archaeological site. The course fees include room and board, and food during the work week.
Name of institution offering credit: Tulane University
Number of credits offered: 6
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