Apex, Arizona Historical Archaeology Field School

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Location: Tusayan, AZ, USA

Season: May 30, 2022 to June 24, 2022

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Northern Arizona University and Kaibab National Forest

Project Director:
Dr. Emily Dale

Project Description:

In collaboration with the Kaibab National Forest, Northern Arizona University is hosting our first field season at Apex, Arizona, a Depression-era logging camp along the Grand Canyon Railway near Tusayan. We will conduct survey, excavations, and remote sensing of the schoolhouse, domestic features, and sites of labor. We will also take field trips to the Grand Canyon and historic and prehistoric sites around the area!

Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Historical Archaeology and looking for hands-on experience in excavation, survey, mapping, artifact analysis, and public archaeology are encouraged to apply and earn 3 graduate credits!

Cost: $2,318.00—Includes 3 credits, transportation to and from Flagstaff and the site, meals, and campsite fees. Scholarships are available (Scholarship amount will depend on the number of applicants, but should range between $500 and $1000).
Not included: housing outside of field days and personal expenses.

To enroll in ANT511, students must have 12 anthropology credits and instructor permission. Applications are due April 15. We will be following all United States Forest Service COVID-19 Guidelines.

For more information and an application, visit or contact Dr. Emily Dale at

Period(s) of Occupation: Historical Archaeology, 20th century

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Room and Board Arrangements:
We will be camping at a Forest Service Ranger station, so we will have access to a kitchen and running water.

Academic Credit:
3 credits

Contact Information:

Emily Dale

5205 E. Cortland Blvd #189




United States

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