JULY 3 - AUGUST 23, 2017

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This summer we will be conducting full excavations of the hospital at Fort Yamhill, a military fort that was in operation from 1856 to 1866. Located just one-hour north of Corvallis, Fort Yamhill offers the opportunity to learn advanced archaeological excavations techniques right in our own backyard!  Students will also learn more about the presence and impact of the Civil War in Oregon and military medical practices in the Pacific Northwest.

Enrolled students will learn how to conduct archaeological excavations, identify historical materials, and learn artifact cleaning and curation techniques that are essential for a career in archaeology. Students are not required to have any previous experience, anyone may apply. Transportation to the site will be provided daily.

Participants will learn state of the art archaeological field techniques ranging from site survey strategies through investigative excavation techniques. Training in archaeological laboratory techniques and historical materials identification will also be available. 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 15, 2016. For an application and informational brochure click here.

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