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Archaeology Field School

Ossabow Island field school crew 2016.
INAS Archaeology field school students

The field school in archaeology provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to participate in an archaeological research project. Students are introduced to the methods of archaeological survey, excavation, data and materials recovery, recording and processing of data, and the interpretation and preservation of results. Our field schools involve students in all phases of investigation, including survey, test unit excavations, and large-scale data recovery. Students will be trained in basic laboratory processing and analysis and may work collaboratively to present the results of their research in a professional poster. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to critically examine how archaeological knowledge is constructed and expressed.

Recent Locations:

Mound key, an anthropogenic island that was the capital of the Calusa kingdom on the west coast of Florida and a setting for early Spanish-Native American contact.

Singer-Moye, a large Mississippian town located in the lower Chattahoochee River Valley that includes eight earthen mounds, two plazas, and extensive habitation areas.

Sapelo and Ossabaw Islands on the Georgia coast, settings for long-term, extensive habitation by Native American communities as well as more recent colonial outposts.

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