Teachers Arch. Field School

Mon, 7 Feb 1994 16:20:16 -0700

Arizona State University

Summer Class in Archaeology
for Primary and Secondary Teachers and Museum Educators

Lyman Lake State Park, Arizona

Southwestern Archaeology on the
Ground and in the Classroom

In the summer of 1994, Arizona State University, in cooperation with
Lyman Lake State Park and the City of St. Johns, offers 3 credit, 2 1/2 week
graduate-level archaeology classes for primary and secondary school teachers
and museum educators. Participants will receive training in Southwestern
archaeology and the principles of archaeological interpretation while
excavating Rattlesnake Point Ruin, a large, late prehistoric pueblo in Lyman
Lake State Park.

Academic Program. Through participation in ongoing archaeological
research, teachers learn methods of excavation and laboratory analysis of
artifacts. Lectures in Southwestern archaeology complement field and lab
training. Teachers develop a unit on Southwestern archaeology appropriate to
the grade level taught. Units are drafted in consultation with project staff,
critiqued by the other participants, and revised into a final form.

Hikes of the rock art trails in the Park and tours of C!bola area
archaeological ruins provide a regional context for the project research.
Evening lectures by professional archaeologists highlight current research in
Southwestern archaeology. An extensive resource library is available to the
class. In the fall, slides and other graphic and written materials developed
from the research at Rattlesnake Point will be made available to participants
at modest cost.

Research Focus. The project seeks to understand the social and
political organization that characterized the 14th century towns along the
upper Little Colorado River and the reasons for the abandonment of the upper
Little Colorado and Mogollon Rim areas by AD 1400. Research includes
excavation of Rattlesnake Point Ruin a 90 room, burned, pueblo dating to this
period. It had a dramatic setting at the end of a ridge overlooking the upper
Little Colorado River (now at the tip of a narrow peninsula jutting into the

Professor and Staff. The course is taught by Professor Keith Kintigh
and Andrew Duff, both of the Department of Anthropology at Arizona State
University. Professor Kintigh has focused his long-term research on the late
prehistory of the upper Little Colorado and Zuni areas. Mr. Duff is engaged
in doctoral research on the site was field director for the 1993 season.
Kintigh and Duff will be assisted by two or more advanced graduate students at
ASU who are specializing in Southwestern archaeology.

Dates and Times. Two different 2+ week sections of this 3 credit class
are available. The first runs from July 11-July 26, the second from July 27-
August 11. Alternately, both sections may be taken for 6 hours of credit.
The class meets M-F from 8:30-4:30, with required lectures some evenings.

Location. Class is held at Lyman Lake State Park, 10 miles south of St.
Johns, Arizona. At an elevation of about 6000 feet, warm days and cool nights
are expected. Although the work is not strenuous, participants should be in
good physical condition and able to withstand days in the sun and wind.
Necessary equipment and transportation from St. Johns to Rattlesnake Point are

Room and Board. Participants are responsible for their own room and
board. Improved campsites (including showers) and trailer hookups close to
Lyman Lake are available in the Park. During off-hours, participants may
enjoy swimming, fishing, and power boating on the Lake. Motels and
restaurants are available in St. Johns, about 15 minutes away. Information on
lodging and food will be sent on request.

Enrollment. Enrollment is open to teachers, museum educators, education
and museum studies students. Participants holding a bachelor's degree receive
ASU graduate credit; other students receive undergraduate credit. ASU tuition
and fees for 3 semester hours of credit (resident or non-resident) total $293.

Since enrollment is limited to 15 per session, you are advised to apply
at the earliest opportunity. Decisions on acceptance, based on completed
applications, will be made monthly starting March 1, 1994 until all positions
are filled. Applications received after March 1 will be considered on a space-
available basis.

For an Application or More Information Contact

Lyman Lake Prehistory Project
Department of Anthropology
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402