Archeological Dig from above perspective

Starkville and Columbus, MS

Archaeological Field Session

ANTH 335

Dates: May 27 – June 22, 2020

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Dr. Tony Boudreaux, Associate Professor

Cost: $1,095 plus tuition

Application Deadline: April 9, 2020

  • Explore the former location of a 16th to 17th century Native American settlement near Starkville, Mississippi
  • Learn 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

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


Students will be based in Starkville, MS from May 27, 2020 until June 22, 2020.


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

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.

The course fee is $1095 plus tuition. Included in the course fee are housing, group ground transportation, some class materials, and administrative fees. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, tuition, and travel expenses to and from Starkville.

Students will make their own travel arrangements to and from Starkville. Shared accommodations will be provided at a Mississippi State University.