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Tom Riley (triley@VMD.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Thu, 9 Mar 1995 17:05:00 +0000

Summer 1995 Archaeological Field Training Programs in Illinois and Iowa
Co-sponsored by:
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Iowa Archaeological Society
University of Illinois Department of Anthropology
University of Illinois Division of Extramural Programs

Field Prorgam Sites: LaSalle-Peru, Illinois & McKinney Oneota Village, Iowa.
Dates: June 12- August 2, 1995

Two eight week field training programs in archaeology will be held this
summer. One will be held in the area of the Kaskaskia Village State Park,
LaSalle-Peru, Illinois. The other site is at McKinney Oneota Village, Iowa.

The primary objectives of the field programs will be to provide University
of Illinois students with a well rounded introduction to methods, practices
and functions of field archaeological research within the context of major
research programs. The research goals that will be used to guide the
educational program will be to locate, identify and record the prehistoric
and early historic components at the sites focusing on recovering
information that will allow an accurate reconstruction of the subsistence
of the inhabitants with an emphasis on human-plant interactions.

At each location, students will be expected to engage with professionals in
survey, test excavations and excavation of larger units, and in collection,
washing, sorting and cataloging of artifacts recovered from the site. They
will learn the rudiments of mapping, recording stratigraphy, completion of
field forms, and related activities. Each student will keep a field
journal of their work and will present a paper at the end of the summer
summarizing their experience. In addition to research through excavation,
there will be lectures in the evening and formal discussions related to the
group's work.

Lodging is primitive with tent camping the norm: meals will be a communal
exercise with students participating in all aspects of the life of the
excavation camp. Additional information will be provided upon reciept of the
pre-enrollment form.

Instructor: Dr. Tom Riley is Associate Professor in the Department of
Anthropology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has been at
this university since 1974. He is an archaeologist who has worked in Europe,
Oceania and in several parts of North America.

Instructor: Gregory Walz is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology
and has worked extensively in Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and other parts of
North America.

Instructor: R. Eric Hollinger is a Ph.D. student in the Department of
Anthropology and has an intense interest in Oneota archaeology. He has worked
in Ecuador, the Virgin Islands and on Oneota sites throughout the midwest.

Enrollment: Students are expected to enroll in both Anthropology 354 and 355,
Sunday, June 11, 1995. Enrollment is limited.

Cost: Undergraduate $949 and Graduate $1217. This figure includes tuition,
fees, board and materials. Proof of health insurance coverage is required.

Pre-enrollment: To pre-enroll in the above course, or for further information,
mail the attached form by April 15, 1995 to: Faye L. Lesht, University of
Illinois, 302 E. John St., Ste. 1405, Champaign, IL 61820.

Thomas J. Riley
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign