Wyoming’s First Peoples

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Season: June 14, 2021 to July 21, 2021

Session Dates: Three 10-day sessions: June 14-23, June 28-July 7, and July 12-July 21

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University of Wyoming

Project Director:
Jason Toohey, Alexandra Kelly, and Todd Surovell

Project Description:

Learn field methods that will prepare you for a career in archaeology as you work on three historic and prehistoric projects across the beautiful state of Wyoming.

This year’s field school will include a 13,000 year old Clovis mammoth kill and campsite near Douglas, a historic coal mining town in Carbon County, and prehistoric hunting and historic homesteading associated with springs in the Laramie Valley.

Period(s) of Occupation: Students will experience fieldwork at three locations; a 13,000 year old Clovis site, and a late 19th century mining and railroad boom town, and a site characterized by both a prehistoric component and an early 20th century dugout house.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Experience Required: We welcome applications from students at any educational level or from any background. We do, however, give preference to those students majoring in anthropology, who seek a career in archaeology and who have taken at least one archaeology course.

Room and Board Arrangements:
As in previous years, we hope to offer In-State Resident Tuition rates to out-of-state students. Undergraduate Field School Tuition (in-state rates): $145/credit hour (Graduate tuition: $271/credit hour); plus fees ($26.95/credit hr, $6/credit hour advising fee, $9/credit hour program fees) = $1077* Undergraduate/graduate fees (to cover equipment, food, transportation): $350/credit hour = $2100 Total cost, 6 credit hours**: Undergraduate: $3177 (tuition and fees). Graduate: $3933 (* non-UW Students, add $40 to the above totals for the UW Admissions Fee; **costs estimated as of January 2019)

Academic Credit:
6 University of Wyoming academic credits.

Contact Information:

Jason Toohey

Dept. of Anthropology; Univ. of Wyoming; 1000 E. University Ave.





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