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Location: UNL Reller Prairie, Martell, NE, USA
Season: June 7, 2021 to July 9, 2021
Session Dates: One single session from June 7th till July 9th but with weekends off.
Application Deadline: April 27, 2021
Deadline Type: Rolling
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Phil R. Geib
Come to the Central Plains in Nebraska to join the field team investigating an Archaic Period camp site on upper Salt Creek. Little is currently known about this site and the time period itself remains a poorly studied one in Nebraska. The site occurs on land of the Reller Prairie Field Station owned by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and situated just a 20 minute drive south of the UNL campus. This location affords an excellent opportunity for students to learn many of the details of archaeological fieldwork while being socially distant and safe in the continuing pandemic. This will be a socially distant field experience since students will be responsible for their own housing, food, and transportation to and from the project area. This will greatly lessen any risk of disease transmission, while at the same time allowing for an in-person, hands-on experience in conducting of archaeological field work. The overall emphasis will be on how to conduct and record subsurface excavation but will also include some exposure to surface survey techniques. Students will also gain experience in making and using prehistoric technologies such as pottery, flaked stone, and cordage.
Period(s) of Occupation: Archaic period, sometime between about 8000 and 4000 BCE. Site is as yet undated.
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 5 weeks
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: none
Room and Board Arrangements:
$300 student fee for expenses
6 credit hours thru University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Phil R. Geib
816 Oldfather Hall
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