Field Schools

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Stepping out of the classroom and into the field

The anthropology program at Missouri State offers one or more archaeological field schools for undergraduate students every year. In addition to 3-6 hours of course credit as ANT 351, field schools give you an opportunity to acquire the basic skills required of a field archaeologist and to see if this is a career for you.

2024 field school information to be announced soon.

In recent years, field schools have been conducted at the following sites:

  • Osage Indian Hunting Camp (Summer 2018)
  • Swan Creek Osage Hunting Camp, Christian County, MO (Summer 2016)
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico (Study Away, Summer 2016)
  • Horseshoe Sinkhole Site (Summer 2015)
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico (Study Away, Summer 2015)
  • Bluefields, Jamaica (Study Away, Winter Intersession 2014-2015)
  • Historical Archaeology at the Reeves Site, Ash Grove, MO (2014)
  • Smallin Cave, Christian County, MO (Summer 2014)
  • The Writer Site, Lawrence County, MO (Summer 2013)
  • Historical Archaeology at the McKinley Site, Walnut Grove, MO (Summer 2013)
  • Horseshoe Sinkhole Site (Summer 2012)
  • Bluefields, a coastal community in Jamaica (January 2012)
  • Pryor Mountains, south central Montana (Summer 2011)
  • Berry Homestead in Ash Grove, Missouri (Summer 2011)
  • Nathan Boone Homestead in Ash Grove, Missouri (Summer 2010)
  • Judy’s Cave, Wright County, Missouri (Summer 2010)
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield, Missouri (Summer 2008 and 2009)
  • The Delaware Town site near Nixa, Missouri (Summer 2007)