Our Archaeology Field School takes place each summer in various locations throughout northern Colorado.
This field school offers hands-on training in a variety of archaeological field methods and exposure to many types of sites focused around specific research goals. It is also an opportunity to learn valuable life lessons as students live in close quarters and must learn how to work together as a team.
The course begins with a week on campus, learning essential skills such as map reading and navigation with a compass and GPS, total station map-making and survey techniques. Next, students have a chance to apply those skills at various sites around Fort Collins, where the crew will work on survey, shovel testing, and other site recording tasks. The final session allows the crew time to work near Dinosaur, CO recording previously documented sites and surveying for new sites.
Field Course Instructor
Dr. Jason LaBelle, Associate Professor, Archaeology
Out in the Field
Check out our photos from the 2016 field school.