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2023 Field Schools (In PROGRESS)

Saint Louis University

Field Recovery Methods and Archaeological Lab Methods

Location: Fingerhut Tract on the western periphery of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Excavations: May 22–June 16, 2023; Lab analysis: June 19–30, 2023

Contact: Dr. Mary Vermilion, RPA


Lake Forest College and Morton College

(parallel field schools running jointly) 

Archaeology of Chicago 

Location: Illinois Institute of Technology/Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area

Lake Forest College (SOAN 205)

Dates: May 22–June 9, 2023

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Graff

Morton College (ANT 104)

Dates: May 30–June 16, 2023

Dr. Shannon Martino

Questions? Email Project Director




Last updated 02/26/2023.

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