GAICAP Archaeology Field School

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Location: Red Cliff, WI 54814, USA

Season: June 11, 2022 to July 24, 2022

Application Deadline: March 18, 2022

Deadline Type: Contact for Details


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

North Dakota State University

Project Director:
John Creese

Project Description:

Geté Anishinaabe Izhichigéwin (or “ancient Indigenous lifeways”) Community Archaeology Project (GAICAP) is a one-of-a-kind collaborative Indigenous archaeology field school directed by the Red Cliff Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) and archaeologists at North Dakota State University and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. For six weeks in 2022 (June 11th-July 24th) we will be returning for our fourth annual field season of survey, excavation, and service learning at Red Cliff, WI.

GAICAP course content includes an introduction to Miskwaabikang Anishinaabeg (Red Cliff Ojibwe) history and culture, archaeological survey methods, excavation, GPS and total station operation, artifact cataloguing and curation, and service-learning at the annual Red Cliff powwow and summer language camp.

College credit (3 to 6 credit hours) is available for students who enroll for ANTH 496 through North Dakota State University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology. As an accredited land-grant university, credits from NDSU are widely transferable to other universities and tribal colleges throughout the world. Per-credit tuition rates vary based on residency.

Period(s) of Occupation: Old Copper Complex/Middle-Late Archaic; Initial-Terminal Woodland; Historic Ojibwe

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Three weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
Covered by course fee. Students must supply their own tents.

Academic Credit:
3 or 6 credit hours

Contact Information:

Dr. John Creese

1210 Albrecht Blvd


North Dakota


United States

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