Central Washington University CRM Archaeology Field School

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Location: Ellensburg, WA, US

Season: June 18, 2018 to July 27, 2018

Session Dates: June 18– July 27, 2018 for full session 12 quarter credits; June 18– July 6, 2018 for half session 6 quarter credits

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:

Central Washington University

Project Director:
Dr. Steven Hackenberger

Project Description:

CWU Field School in CRM Archaeology: June 18 – July 27, 2018

Students learn cultural resource management (CRM) and archaeological fieldwork in workshop/seminar setting and by participating in CRM projects in central Washington State. 

We teach using our 25-year history of case studies and program development at undergraduate and graduate levels. We involve students in a full range of tasks: planning, budgeting, GIS applications, survey, site mapping, geophysical prospecting, testing, evaluation, site recordation and artifact analysis. Our field sessions include transect survey, total station and GPS mapping, ground penetrating radar, and shovel probing. Our projects support community participation and interpretation, and serve transdisciplinary geoarchaeological and landscape studies. Our partners include federal, state and tribal cultural programs.


Period(s) of Occupation: Pacific Northwest Heritage (10,000-50 BP).

Your first step is to submit a field school application to the instructor by May 1, 2018 (or later as space allows). Note that you may apply for only part of the field school if you wish. For example, you may apply for half of the field school, attending only the first 3 weeks instead of all 6 weeks. This would be for half of the full credit and half of the full cost.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: June 18– July 6, 2018

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: Undergraduate course in North American Archaeology. Preference for Junior and Senior status, or Postbaccalaureate/Graduate Student standing.

Room and Board Arrangements:
See Borchure and please contact Instructor for more detials.   Cost: Tuition. Students arrange separate accommodation and meals on or off campus. Check with instructor for contact with current students who may share arrangements.

Academic Credit:
6 to 12 Quarter Credits credits offered by Central Washington University. Tuition: (w/ Fees) & CREDITS: Undergraduates: $3627 for 12 quarter credits Graduate students: $3528 for 10 credits * (Note that 12 quarter credits = 8 semester credits) (For 3 weeks, it is half credits and about half price) *estimated and subject to change .

Contact Information:

Dr. Steven Hackenberger

400 University




United States

Phone: 5099633201

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