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Our department provides students with opportunities for hands-on archaeological experience in the lab and in the field. See our course schedule for details on classes offered during the 2019 - 2020 academic year.

Students in the Field

  • In AN320 Field Archaeology, students conduct cultural resource surveys for the US Forest Service. Artifacts are mapped and photographed (not collected!) to document the past
  • Students studying a historic artifact
  • Anthropology major Patrick Kerwin ('21) taking a tree core sample
  • Students discussing site documents in the field
  • Anthropology majors Samuel Stansel ('18) and Josh Birndorf ('20) visiting a historic mine
  • Historical Archaeology students visiting a working historic mine
  • Students hiking during a field course
  • Students in the field
  • A group photo of students in the Manitou Experimental Forest
  • A group photo of students in a Field Archaeology course surveying in the San Luis Valley