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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

North America - Oregon - Northern Great Basin Prehistory Project - 2013

North America - Oregon - Northern Great Basin Prehistory Project - 2013

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2013-06-24
End Date 2013-08-02

Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information

Archaeology and Geoarchaeology Field Schools run Jun 24 - Aug 2, 2013 (8 credits of instruction)

Paleoethnobotany Field School runs Jul 1 - Jul 19, 2013 (4 credits of instruction)

Archaeology Field School Location

Southeastern Oregon, near the town of Riley

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

University of Oregon

Academic Credit

4 (Paleoethnobotany section) or 8 (Archaeology and Geoarchaeology sections)

Archaeology Field School Tuition

Archaeology and Geoarchaeology: $3300
Paleoethnobotany: $2000

Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Included in course fee.

Archaeology Field School Travel
See webpage for details.

Archaeology Field School Description

This summer's field school will continue excavations that began in September 2011 and continued through the 2012 field season. A paleobotany field school will also run for three weeks and offer four credits of instruction. As well, there will be two days devoted to a Lithic Technology workshop. The abundance of cultural material makes Rimrock Draw Rockshelter an exciting new site with great potential for multiple lines of research and a wealth of learning opportunities.

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Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type


Time Period

Late Pleistocene-early Holocene

Field School Setting/Conditions

Located at about 4500 feet, typical summer temperatures range from 90 degrees Fahrenheit (and higher) in the day to 45 to 60 degrees at night. The camp will have rustic kitchen, dining, laboratory, and bathroom facilities. Students prepare the meals and work to maintain the campsite and support facilities with the instructors.

Students must provide their own sleeping bags or bedding and personal tents (for a full list of required gear, see the personal equipment page). Transportation is furnished between Eugene and the field camp, but students are encouraged to bring personal cars if possible, as trips into the nearby town in university vehicles will be infrequent. Mountain bikes are welcome, and there are extensive biking and hiking opportunities in the vicinity. On weekends students may go to town, explore other parts of the Northern Great Basin, or just relax in camp. No dogs are allowed at the field school.

How is the project area accessed each day

See webpage for details.

What is the daily schedule for the field school

See webpage for details.

Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
2013 will be the third year.
Is there a professional certification for this field school

Not currently but an RPA application is pending.

Directors and Instructors

Dr. Patrick O'Grady
Dr. Dennis Jenkins

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Survey, test excavation, data recovery methods; mapping, record keeping, artifact cataloging.

On rain days will there be lab work?

See webpage for details.

Will there be additional organized activities?

See webpage for details.

Will there be additional organized activities?

See webpage for details.

Is travel restriced during free time?

See webpage for details.

Other resources students will find useful

See webpage for details.

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website:

Field School Contact Information

Dr. Patrick O'Grady
1724 Moss Street
Eugene, OR 97403

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