Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
This multi-day field and lab experience is a well-rounded opportunity for those who want to learn about the process of archaeology. Work alongside professional archaeologists on an actual archaeological excavation and survey work. Lab work may include washing and sorting ceramics, stone tools, and other remains. An experimental archaeology component may explore making stone tools and using an atlatl (spearthrower). Optional lab hours and local field trips will be available after regular field school hours. No previous experience is necessary.
This experience is open to high school students through adults. Fee includes a one-year MVAC membership. Supervised dorm facilities are available for high school students at an additional cost of $225 for 3 days and $335 for 5 days. Cancellation prior to June 14 will receive a full refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations after June 14.
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3 days
Room and Board Arrangements
Hotels and camping conveniently located for adults. Supervised dorm facilities are available for high-school students at an additional cost of $225 for 3 days and $335 for 5 days.
Academic CreditNumber of credits offered: none