Topic ID #38313 - posted 4/28/2017 8:01 PM

2017 University of Mississippi Field School-14th Century Mississippian Mound, Southwest Virginia


The 2017 University of Mississippi Fieldschool will be held at the Carter Robinson site in Lee County, Virginia. This 14th century mound and village site has been the subject of excavations since 2007. Six structures have been identified and partially excavated. In 2017, the UM field school, under the direction of Dr. Maureen Meyers, will return to the excavation of Structure 2. This structure has evidence of 3 rebuilding episodes and shell bead craft production. Additional excavations will occur at Structure 1, located near the mound, which contains evidence of extensive shell bead production and feasting. 

Participants can earn 6 credits while paying the instate tuition rate ($1900) and fee for room, board and expenses ($695). Field school runs May 30-June 24th. Excavation is 5 days a week, M-F. Participants can enjoy extensive hiking and camping on weekends at the nearby Cumberland Gap National Park. The Crooked Road Music Trail is located nearby. The site is approximately 2 hours from Lexington, KY, 1.5 hours from Knoxville, TN, 8 hours from Washington, D.C. or Richmond, VA, and 6 hours from Atlanta. 

Details are available at this website:

The program is run through UM's office of Study USA. 

Contact Dr. Maureen Meyers with questions or additional information


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