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Starkville, Mississippi

Archaeological Field Session

ANTH 335

  • Credit Hours: 6
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Tony Boudreaux, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Archaeological Research
  • Dates: May 31-27, 2015
  • Cost: $995 plus tuition*
  • Application deadline: May 12, 2016

Students will:

  • explore a former location of a 16th to 17th century Native American settlement near Starkville, Mississippi.
  • learn the basic techniques of archaeological field methods including excavation, mapping, surveying, record keeping, and artifact identification.
  • learn about public archaeology by working with various stakeholders, including landowners, local residents, and descendant communities.
  • enhance problem-solving and research skills.


Students will be based at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. Shared accommodations will be provided at the MSU residence halls.

Who should go?

This course is open to all students; there are no prerequisites. Majors who may find this course of interest include anthropology, classics, history, geology, geography, and Southern studies.


May 31- June 27 in Starkville with a final exam on June 28.


Students will arrange their own travel to and from Starkville. Group ground transportation to the site will be provided.

How Much?

Program cost is $995 plus tuition.* Included in the cost are housing, group ground transportation, some class materials, and administrative fees. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, tuition, meals, travel expenses to/from Starkville, and personal spending money.

To Register

Click here to download registration forms.

*Non-residents students will receive a non-resident fee waiver so all students will pay $306 per credit hour.

  • Please verify specific dates with instructor and confirm that the course has adequate enrollment to make before making travel arrangements.
  • Itinerary subject to change.

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