Archaeology Field School
The archaeological field school takes place in summer and offers an opportunity for students to develop essential field skills. These include some or all of the following: surface survey, topographical survey with GPS and total station, geophysics, excavation, and processing and analysis of archaeological remains. Recent field schools have taken place in Israel, North Park, Greeley, and Dearfield Colorado.
- Course: ANT 325 (undergraduate) or ANT 525 (graduate)
For more information, contact Dr. Creekmore at Andrew.Creekmore@unco.edu.
2018 Field School
In 2018 the archaeological field school traveled to Israel where field work in ANT 325 was combined with a workshop on the archaeology of the holy land (ANT 408) that focused on visits to exemplary sites from a variety of time periods. During the fieldschool students learned geophysics methods including magnetometry and ground-penetrating radar, as well as drone mapping, GPS and excavation skills. We worked at the ancient cities of Hazor and Safi. Hazor was a major Bronze and Iron Age city 15 miles north of the Sea of Galilee that appears in the Bible and other ancient texts as an important center for commerce and religion. Tell es-Safi is biblical Gath, the home of Samson, which is among the largest Philistine cities and is located 35 miles west of Jerusalem.
2018 Field School Photos
2014 Field School
In 2014 we trained on campus, at the Poudre Learning Center in Greeley, and at the Von Trotha Firestien Farm in Bracewell. Next we conducted metal detector survey and excavations at the possible site of Camp Collins in La Porte. We finished up the season with pedestrian survey, soil coring, and excavations at several prehistoric sites outside Walden Colorado.