2014 Carson Mounds Archaeological Field School

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Carson Field School Flyer

Location: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

Season Dates: May 19, 2014 - June 8, 2014
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

Website: http://www.tulane.edu/~sumsch/summer/carson_mounds.htm

Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: Tulane University

Project Director: Jayur Madhusudan Mehta

Project Description

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:

  • upper level service learning credit
  • 3 credits for ANTH 4950 – Field Methods in Archaeology
  • 3 credits for ANTH 4960 – Lab Methods in Archaeology
  • food, lodging, and a canoe expedition on the Mississippi River
  • all transportation, including from New Orleans

Course Offerings

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. 

Cost: $2,500

Academic Credit
Name of institution offering credit: Tulane University
Number of credits offered: 6
Tuition: $2,500

Contact Information
Jayur Mehta
6823 St Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
USA
jmehta@tulane.edu
Phone: 704-941-4198

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