May Term Domestic Courses

Upcoming Travel Courses for 2020

Upcoming travel courses are potentially subject to change based on student interest.

Flag of The United States Field Methods in Industrial Archaeology

ANTH 3204
Travel Dates: April 23- May 21: in the field or lab (weather permitting)
Course instructors: Dr. Chris Begley
Location: Estill County, KY

This course will familiarize students with the techniques and methods utilized by archaeologists during field work through intensive hands-on training at an archaeological site. The excavations will take  place at Fitchburg Furnace, a 19th century iron furnace in Estill Co., near Irvine, KY. Students will learn mapping techniques, basic excavation and recording techniques, and basic laboratory techniques. In addition, students will become familiar with the entire process of setting up an archaeological project. Literature used includes publications and manuscripts related to this particular site and to the iron industry in Kentucky.