Topic ID #31291 - posted 2/18/2014 3:34 AM

CWU Field School in CRM Archaeology

Jennifer Palmer


CWU Field School in CRM Archaeology


Learn about cultural resource management (CRM) and archaeological fieldwork by participating in CRM projects in central Washington state.  The focus will be on pedestrian survey (cultural resource inventory), and test excavation for eligibility to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).


These are the most common tasks for entry-level archaeology jobs.


Our fieldwork will be in collaboration with government agencies that manage public land in Washington.  Students will get training in the classroom and hands-on experience in the field.  Other than survey and testing, specific topics might include archaeological curation, archaeology jobs, botany on site, chipped stone tools, cultural resource management, geoarchaeology, geophysical remote sensing, orienteering, Pacific Northwest archaeology, Pacific Northwest geology, and zooarchaeology.  Students will get practice working with Brunton compass, ground-penetrating radar unit, GPS unit, shaker screen, shovel, site form, subsurface probe, total station theodolite, and trowel.


Additional information about application, what to expect, etc. can be found on our project web page


The 2014 Field School is open to anyone eligible for college credits (college student or not), and may be audited by those not wanting college credit.  The full field school is eight weeks, but enrollment for only the first four weeks, or other combinations, are also possible.


Dates: June 23-July 18 and July 21-August 15, 2014

Work week: M-F ~7AM- 3:30 PM

Academic Credits: 12 for full 8 weeks (quarter system, = 8 cr semester system)

Tuition: ~$3000 for full 8 weeks (partial enrollment also possible)

Housing: see our webpage

Transportation: provided from campus daily

Contact: Dr. Patrick Lubinski, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA


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