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2014 Carson Mounds Archaeological Field School

Location: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

May 19, 2014 to June 8, 2014

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Program Type

Field school


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: 

Experience required: 

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. 


Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
Tulane University
Number of credits offered 6


Contact Information
Jayur Mehta
6823 St Charles Avenue
New Orleans