Purdue University Fort Wayne Summer 2023 Archaeological Field School

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Location: Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Season: May 15, 2023 to June 22, 2023

Application Deadline: April 10, 2023

Deadline Type: Rolling

Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Purdue University Fort Wayne

Project Director:
Professors Jamie Cochran-Smith and Andrew Smith

Project Description:

Purdue University Fort Wayne is offering a six-week-long archaeological field school in May and June 2023. Its goal is to identifying and assess undocumented and minimally documented, historic and prehistoric cultural resources, and to further investigate known archaeological sites in Northeastern Indiana. Field work will predominantly be located at Trine State Recreational Area (Steuben County) and sites in Allen County. Participating students will learn a wide variety of archaeological methods and techniques, including surface survey, shovel testing, excavation, and geophysical survey. Most days will be spent in the field with a handful of days spent at Purdue Fort Wayne for lecture and lab processing of artifacts. The field school will provide valuable preparation for work in cultural resource management and academic careers.

Applications will be accepted and processed on a rolling basis. To apply, please contact Hal Odden ( The field school will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 8am - 5pm. Transportation will be provided from Purdue Fort Wayne's campus to the field site or students can drive themselves individually.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: College-level introductory course in archaeology or related academic experience.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Housing is not available through Purdue fort Wayne, but private options are available. Email Hal Odden ( for more information.

Academic Credit:
Attendees will receive 6-credit-hours in ANTH 40501 "Fieldwork in Archaeology" from Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Contact Information:

Hal Odden

PFW Dept of Anthropology & Sociology

Fort Wayne



United States

Phone: (260) 481-4183

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