Location: Carbondale, IL, US
Season: May 20, 2019 to June 28, 2019
Session Dates: May 20-June 28, 2019
Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Deadline Type: Rolling
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Dr. Mark J. Wagner
We will be working at three historic period sites this summer: (1) a French colonial fort (Ft. Kaskaskia); (2) an American fort (Garrison Hill site) in Illinois visited by the explorers Lewis and Clark in 1803; (3) and a pre-Civil War African American community (Miller Grove site) believed to have been involved in the Underground Railroad helping runaway slaves on their path to freedom. Students will have the opportunity to work with remote sensing (ground penetrating radar and gradiometer), drones, and GPS mapping equipment at all three sites as well as learning field excavation methods.
Period(s) of Occupation: 1734-1865 A.D.
Ground penetrating radar, gradiometer, drones, historical archaeology, freed slave community, French colonial archaeology, military archaeology
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 6 weeks
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: College freshman or above, no prior field experience required
Room and Board Arrangements:
Housing is available in the SIU dormotories ($20 a night) or at a summer camp type environmental center (Touch of Nature) owned by the university that is located a 15 minute drive away from SIUC. Rooms at Touch of Nature cost $9-11 a night but a car is required to stay there. Meals are available at Touch of Nature for an extra charge. Cost: SIU dormitories = $20 a night or $140 a week. Touch of Nature cabins = $11 a night or $77 a week.
6 credit hours credits offered by Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Tuition is $2441.80.
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