The University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology, in collaboration with the University of Zagreb, the Croatian Ministry of Culture, and the Croatian Institute for Anthropological Research, is pleased to announce an archaeological field school to take place during the summer of 2015.  This 6 credit-hour course is intended for undergraduates and is open to students from any college or university.  An introduction to archaeology course (e.g., ANTH 1300 at U.W.) is a required prerequisite.  No previous field experience is required or expected.

Course Information & Credits: ANTH 4140: Archaeology Field School, 6 credit hours.

Schedule (tentative): June - July, 2015

Total Tuition and Fees (tentative): TBD. Approximately $2,000 field school fee plus UW tuition & fees (does not include travel to and from). 

Application deadline: March 15, 2015.


Participate in excavations at least three different sites

              • Different periods: Paleolithic, Roman, and Late Middle Ages/Early Modern
              • Different site types: Caves, hill forts and castles
              • Renowned faculty and instructors with diverse interests and expertise

Learn field techniques and how they are implemented at different sites

              • Survey methods as well as in-depth site excavation techniques
              • Traditional (i.e., transit, plumb bob & tape) and modern (i.e, total station) site mapping
              • Both stratigraphic and arbitrary-level excavation methods
              • Artifact screening, inventory, & labeling
              • Site and artifact documentation and recording 

Learn about the deep prehistory and history of south-central Europe, including:

              •  The Neandertal-modern human transition
              •  Roman conquest and assimilation of indigenous Iron Age peoples
              •  Medieval fortifications, conflicts and settlement patterns; Ottoman expansion into Europe

Visit other famous sites and places including

              • The Krapina Neandertal Site (including the world-class Krapina Neandertal Museum)
              • The Archaeological Museum of Zagreb
              • Plitvice Lakes National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site)
              • The Adriatic Sea with its famous beaches

Interested in applying?  Go here (online application will be live by mid-September)

Interested in more information?  Contact Dr. Jim Ahern