Topic ID #30496 - posted 12/31/2013 7:05 AM

Allegheny Valley Project - SUNY JCC Field School 2014


SUNY Jamestown Community College is offering a 6-Credit field school in conjunction with the Allegheny Valley Project in southwestern New York State. The field school runs Monday through Saturday 8AM to 5PM with an hour lunch, from July 7 to August 14, 2014. The course will provide instruction and experience in archaeological field and laboratory methods, within a multidisciplinary scientific framework.

This year, we are continuing our investigation of several sub-plowzone features at the Allegheny Iroquois village site called Bockmier 1, dated to around AD 1250. Students will learn about geophysical survey methods (focusing on gradiometer survey), site layout, excavation techniques, soil sampling, plan and profile mapping, artifact processing, identification and analysis. Last year’s testing revealed intact pottery-bearing pit features, hearths and post molds, and we expect to document the remains of at least one longhouse this season.

Bockmier 1 is located in an agricultural field along the Allegheny River in the scenic Allegheny Plateau region of southwestern New York. There is a short (1/5 mile) hike from parking to the site. Wildlife is abundant, and the region is mostly forested. Summers in this region are generally mild, but can be humid or rainy.

Students are responsible for travel to and from Allegany, NY, and room and board are not included in tuition. Assistance with arrangements for travel and accommodations is available upon request. The field school is limited to 15 students, and the registration deadline is July 3. Tuition is $1056 for New York residents, $2112 for non-residents. 
Registration forms
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CMP   CRN          SBJ       CR HRS    FEES    COURSE TITLE
JM     4387     ANTH 8509      6             N/A     Archaeological Field School
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Post ID#20493 - replied 5/2/2014 8:37 PM


The Allegheny Valley Project - SUNY JCC Field School 2014 is now a full six-credit, six week course. See the revised announcement for details.


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