Advanced Fieldwork in Central Alaska

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Location: Quartz Lake Acc, Alaska 99737, USA

Season: May 18, 2022 to June 19, 2022

Session Dates: 5/18-5/28, 5/30-6/8, 6/10-6/19

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Deadline Type: Exact Date


Program Type:
Field School, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

University of Wyoming

Project Director:
Briana Doering

Project Description:

Three 10-day sessions of archaeological fieldwork at the remote lakeside Bachner site with a cohort of experienced instructors. This multicomponent site features occupations spanning the late Pleistocene to the late Holocene. We will expand the central excavation area in phases, going deeper in time during each session, conduct auger tests beyond the central excavation area, and survey the lakeshore for artifacts eroding out of the lake’s beaches. Students will also help to analyze finds in the field lab, including lithic material, bones, ochre, and more.

Period(s) of Occupation: This fieldschool will introduce students to central Alaskan archaeology from the Denali complex through the Dene/Athabascan tradition.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 33 days

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: This course is intended for advanced undergraduate majors in Anthropology or graduate students, and is open to students from any college or university. An Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 1300) or Anthropology course is a prerequisite for this field school. Additional advanced classes in Anthropology are preferred, but not required.

Academic Credit:
Six graduate academic credits, approximately $2,500 in tuition

Contact Information:

Briana Doering

1000 E University Ave, Dept 3431





Phone: (307) 223-2229

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