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Bull Creek Paleoindian Camp, Oklahoma Panhandle

Location: Guymon, Oklahoma, United States

June 5, 2016 to July 7, 2017

Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

Deadline Type: 
Contact for details

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma; Dept. of Anthropology, Augustana University, South Dakota

Project Director:

Dr. Leland Bement, Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma; Dr. KC Carlson, Dept. of Anthropology, Augustana University

Project Description

Join an international team of researchers as they converge in the Oklahoma panhandle to tackle questions of Paleoindian organization and hunting technology. This summer we will continue excavating the late Paleoindian age Bull Creek camp site and search for new sites in the Oklahoma panhandle. The Bull Creek camp is a large, deeply buried habitation site containing activity areas, lithic reduction areas, and animal processing areas. This site dates to the Late Paleoindian Period. We plan to open an extended excavation block of approximately 25 square meters adjacent to the existing 30 square meter areas excavated in 2009, 2015, and 2016. We will also conduct surveys of the surrounding area to search for additional sites. Students will learn standard excavation techniques, soils and stratigraphy, and other archaeological procedures, including surveying techniques to find and record sites. Field trips to nearby archaeological sites will provide comparative fodder for discussions. 

At the moment we have set the dates for this project to begin June 5, 2017 and end July 7, 2017. However, these dates are subject to change as summer gets closer. Please email for latest schedule and additional information.

Period(s) of Occupation: Late Paleoindian, Plainview

Extensive campsite, faunal remains, paleoenvironmental reconstructions

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements

Live in tents at nearby ranch. Water and cook house provided.

$500 for entire fieldschool

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
Augustana University
Number of credits offered 1 to 6
To be determined through Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Contact Information
Leland Bement
Oklahoma Archeological Survey, 111 E. Chesapeake, Rm 102
Recommended Bibliography: 

Bement, Leland C. 1999 Bison Hunting at Cooper Site, Where Lightning Bolts Drew Thundering Herds. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.