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Burrell Orchard Archaeological Project

Location: Sheffield Village, Ohio, United States

June 13, 2016 to July 8, 2016

Session dates: 
Four one-week sessions

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Deadline Type: 
Exact date

Flyer: PDF icon aia_flyer_2016.pdf

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Project Director:

Brian G. Redmond, Ph.D., Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Project Description

The Burrell Orchard site is a Late Archaic period seasonal base camp dating between 1700 and 2300 BC.  During the last previous three field seasons, Museum archaeologists first investigated this locality and discovered extensive, buried midden deposits and the remains of activities that included the butchering of deer, hide-smoking, and the processing of nuts and other seasonal foods.  In addition, the remains of a possible house structure, consisting of layered clay floors, were identified.   This season's project will expose additional area of the possible house floor and sample the buried midden deposits at several locations.  

Field school participants commute to the site daily and bring their own lunches and water.  Portable toilets are provided; camping is not permitted. For additional information, please contact

Period(s) of Occupation: Eastern Woodlands, Late Archaic

Project will sample cultural deposits related to the Late Archaic occupation.

Project size: 
25-49 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Five days (M-F) (non-credit option only)

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements

Room and board are responsibility of participants. Hotels and restaurants available in the vicinity of Sheffield Village, Ohio.

$200 per week.

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
Case Western Reserve University
Number of credits offered 3-4
$920 per credit hour/ $200 per week (non-credit)


Contact Information
Dr. Brian G. Redmond
Dept. of Archaeology, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Dr., University Circle
216-231-4600, x3301
Recommended Bibliography: 

Reading list provided upon application