Summer Archaeological Field School on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

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Summer Archaeological Field School on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Location: Arizona, United States

Season Dates: June 9, 2013 - July 13, 2013
Session Dates: June 9-July 13, 2013
Application Deadline:

Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Project Director: Dr. Karen G. Harry, Department of Anthropology

Project Description

The project is located on the Shivwits Plateau in northeastern Arizona, within the newly established Parashant National Monument. This area is one of the most poorly understood areas of the Southwest culture region. The environment suggests that the area would have been marginal for farming, yet we know that puebloan farmers did indeed live here. From research elsewhere we also know that these farmers regularly made pottery trade with people living to the north. Our field investigations will focus on examining how the puebloans managed to make a living in this marginal environment, and what role pottery production and trade may have played in their adaptation. Field research will focus on excavating a late Pueblo II period habitation site and survey of the adjacent vicinity. We will stay approximately 65 miles south of St. George, Utah and 1.5 miles from the north rim of the Grand Canyon, at a base camp provided by the National Park Service.

Period(s) of Occupation: Virgin Branch Puebloan Culture (A.D. 1100-1250)

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Six weeks (the entire session)

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements

A cabin, equipped with running water and electricity, will be available to support the field school, though students will stay in their own tents. Students are expected to provide their own tents and bedding. The cost of food, which will be prepared daily by a camp cook, is covered in the $600 field school fee.

Cost: $600 for the six-week field school

Academic Credit
Name of institution offering credit: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Number of credits offered: 6
Tuition: Approx. $1,100 in-state; $2,040 out-of-state

Contact Information
Karen G. Harry
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5003
United States
Phone: 702-895-2534
Fax: 702-895-4823

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