Exploring Evidence of the Anthropocene: Archaeological and Ecological Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for First Generation Students in the Upper Mississippi River System

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Location: Edwardsville, IL, US

Season: June 3, 2019 to July 26, 2019

Application Deadline: February 25, 2019

Deadline Type: Contact for details


Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and University of Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey

Project Director:
Dr. Carol E. Colaninno

Project Description:

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, announce the third year of a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site, Exploring Evidence of theAnthropocene: Archaeological and Ecological Interdisciplinary ResearchExperiences for First Generation Students in the Upper Mississippi River System(NSF Award No.1659633). This REU site offers students experiential, interdisciplinary research opportunities in archaeological and ecological sciences addressing topics related to the onset of the Anthropocene. This eight week program will include five weeks of field research and data collection in archaeology, zooarchaeology, ecology, and fish ecology. The final three weeks will include integrating archaeological and ecological datasets to make meaningful inferences about the Anthropocene. This research experience is both intellectually rewarding and fun. Participating students also receive free housing accommodations and a $500 weekly stipend.

Who can apply: We seek applicants currently in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of undergraduate studies, but will also consider applications from those seniors graduating in fall 2019. We are able to accept and support a total of 10 students. Students must be U.S. citizens to apply. 

Period(s) of Occupation: Archaic through modern times.

Zooarchaeology and fish ecology focus. Includes both field and lab research.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Age: Most be undergraduate student

Experience Required: No experience required

Room and Board Arrangements:
Students reside in university residence hall, at no cost to the student. Students will be expected to share their room with one other student and will share their bathroom with up to three students.  Cost: Students receive a weekly stipend of $500 for participation in the program.

Academic Credit:
Course credit is available and optional. credits offered by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Tuition: offered at in-state rates for all students..

Contact Information:

Carol Colaninno

SIUE STEM Center Box 2224




United States

Phone: 6186502361

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