Midwest Archaeological Field School Activities Schedule


The proximity of our research sites to the college provides an opportunity for a varied schedule of activities. Seminars will be held on the JCCC campus during the first two weeks of the field school (June 5 through June 16). Coursework will be condensed and will provide context for the fieldwork to follow. Classes will meet Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00. Field trips are planned for the first two Fridays of the season (June 9 and June 16). Friday schedules are tentatively planned to begin at 8:00 and conclude by 6:00. 

Fieldwork will run from June 19 through July 14. To comply with the college liability policy, students will be driven to the site in a college vehicle. Students are expected to meet at the college by 7:00 AM and will be returned to the college by 4:00 PM.

The final week of the summer season will be dedicated to laboratory analysis and final write-up of the investigations. Analysis and write-up take place on the JCCC campus from July 17 through July 21. Analysis will begin at 10:00 and conclude most days by 4:00.

Of course, field schools are never all work and no play! We will schedule a number of social events, cookouts and an open house throughout the field season.