WSU Anthropology Announces Summer Field School
- NOTE: Details about the 2021 Field School will be posted, including a revised flyer and application, as soon as possible—if feasible the class will take place around June 14 and July 16, 2021.
The WSU Archaeological Field School will be held in the scenic Okanogan Highlands of north central Washington. The field school is designed to train students in field and lab practices essential to a career in archaeology, including those critical to a job in cultural resource management (CRM). The field school emphasizes ethical and sustainable collaboration with Indigenous communities in archaeological practice, and explores such topics as traditional foods, food sovereignty, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and family cooperation and decision making through a landscape approach. Field school staff are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is free of sexual and gender-based harassment, racism, ableism, and discrimination of any kind. As a part of the course curriculum, students will critically engage in literature on, and issues of, sexual harassment and equity in the sciences, with the goal of helping students to recognize biases and discrimination in the field of archaeology and to promote safe and equitable work environments.
For more information please visit the WSU Archaeological Field School page.
In order to be competitive in today’s growing work force students must gain hands-on experience. The Department of Anthropology strongly encourages its students to obtain some field experience in one of the Anthropological sub-disciplines. One way for students to do this is through a field school.
A field school is primarily for the training of undergraduate or graduate students. For around six or eight weeks in the summer, a small band of students is taken into the field and shown how to dig, given lectures, sometimes an exam, sometimes a project of some sort. The students get credit and training that way, starting them off in a career in archaeology.
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