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 1 through June 12). 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 5 and June 12). Friday schedules are tentatively planned to begin at 8:00 and conclude by 6:00. 

Fieldwork will run from June 15 through July 10. 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 13 through July 17. 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.