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Carson Mounds Bioarchaeological Fieldschool
Dr. Jay Johnson, Professor of Anthropology
June 30-July 29, 2012
$1795 (undergraduate resident)
$1995 (undergraduate non-resident)
$2495 (graduate resident)
$2695 (graduate non-resident)
- Learn basic methods of mapping and excavation at one of the largest prehistoric ceremonial centers in the Mississippi alluvial valley.
- Conduct lab processing of artifacts.
- Explore advanced archaeological techniques including specialized laboratory analyses, GIS, and remote sensing using magnetometry and ground penetrating radar (GPR).
- Visit the Delta Blues Museum which explores the legendary music of artists such as B. B. King, Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, and Son Thomas.
Students will spend four weeks in the Mississippi Delta. Lodging is TBD. Carson Mounds is near Clarksdale, Mississippi, the “birthplace of the Blues” and childhood home of writer Tennessee Williams.
Undergraduate or graduate students from The University of Mississippi or other institutions who are interested in learning about bioarchaeology. No prior archaeological experience is necessary.
The program dates are June 30-July 29, 2012.
Students are responsible for their transportation to Clarksdale, Mississippi. Daily transportation to and from the site will be provided via van.
Program cost for undergraduates is $1795 for resident and $1995 for non-resident students. For graduate students the cost is $2495 for resident and $2695 for non-resident students. Included in the cost are tuition, housing and supplies for the field school. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, meals, transportation to Clarksdale, Mississippi and personal spending money.
For more information about specific programs or the application process, contact Laura Antonow, Program Director for Study USA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 915 6511.