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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

North America - California - Prehistory/Paleoecology of the Southern Sierra Nevada - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2016-07-13
End Date 2016-08-19

Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information

Session 1: July 13 - 22; Session 2: July 27 - Aug. 5; Session 3: Aug. 10 - 19.

Archaeology Field School Location

Sequoia National Forest, California, USA.

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

University of Nevada, Reno.

Academic Credit


Archaeology Field School Tuition


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

None. Students will be camping.

Archaeology Field School Travel
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

The $2,750 cost of tuition includes all fees, food, and travel from Reno, NV.

Archaeology Field School Description

Located in southeastern California, the Sequoia National Forest is rich in archaeological resources. Over the course of five weeks, students will learn fundamental archaeological field methods (pedestrian survey, site mapping/recording, and site testing/excavation) during their search for clues about the lifeways of the Sierra Nevada's earliest inhabitants. In addition, students will learn about the region's flora and fauna, and paleoenvironmental information that demonstrates how the Sierra Nevada has changed throughout the Holocene.

A low instructor-to-student ratio guarantees that each student will have personalized training and gain hands-on experience in the use of state-of-the-art GPS technology, site recording, artifact identification and description, and cleaning and cataloging of archaeological collections for museum curation. Students will earn 6 credit hours from the University of Nevada, Reno upon successful completion of the field school.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Prehistoric archaeology.

Time Period


Field School Setting/Conditions

The field school takes place in a high altitude setting. Students should come prepared for all types of weather.

How is the project area accessed each day

Driving and hiking.

What is the daily schedule for the field school

Students will work 8 hours per day during three 10-day sessions.

Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
Is there a professional certification for this field school


Directors and Instructors

Field director: David C. Harvey. Assistant instructor: Dallin F. Webb.

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Students will learn current archaeological field techniques in pedestrian survey, site mapping/recording, and site testing/excavation.

On rain days will there be lab work?


Will there be additional organized activities?


Will there be additional organized activities?

Lectures will be given in the case of inclement weather. Students will be left to their own devices during evenings and breaks between sessions.

Is travel restriced during free time?


Other resources students will find useful


Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

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Field School Contact Information

David C. Harvey

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