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2014 Champoeg Historical Archaeology Field School


The 2014 Oregon State University Department of Anthropology Historical Archaeology Field School will be held at the 1835-1861 Newell farmstead site located in Champoeg State Heritage Area.  The site is located in the central Willamette Valley near Newburg, Oregon.  The field school will begin June 23 and end August 8.  Camping facilities will be provided near the site in Champoeg State Park.  The site is also in easy commute range of Corvallis and a van will be providing daily round trip transportation.

Participants will learn state of the art archaeological field techniques ranging from site survey strategies through full-scale excavation techniques. Training in archaeological laboratory techniques and historical materials identification will also be available. At least one early French-Canadian cabin site (1830s) near Champoeg State Heritage Area will also be investigated. You do not have to be an anthropology major or have any prior archaeological experience to participate on the field school.

Participants will register for Anth 438 for 12 credit hours for undergraduates and Anth 538 for 9 credit hours for graduate students.  If you have questions about the field school or are interested in registering, contact Dr. David Brauner at dbrauner@oregonstate.edu or call 541 737-3855.  Applicants will receive more specific information about the summer agenda.  Deadline for applications is June 6, 2014.

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