Arch'y of Edgefield Pottery Communities, 2013 Field School
- Archaeology of Edgefield Pottery Communities
Summer Field School
University of Illinois, May 26, 2013 to July 8, 2013
This field school will focus on investigations at the Pottersville site (also called Landrumsville) and nearby John Landrum and B. F. Landrum kiln sites within the area of the Old Edgefield Pottery District, and will provide training in the techniques of excavation, mapping, artifact classification and contextual interpretation. Students will work in supervised teams, learning to function as members of a field crew, with all of the skills necessary for becoming professional archaeologists. Many students from past University of Illinois field schools have gone on to graduate study and professional field-archaeology positions. Laboratory processing and analysis will be ongoing during the field season. Evening lectures by project staff, visiting archaeologists, and historians will focus on providing background on how field data are used to answer archaeological and historical research questions.
For additional information about this field school opportunity, please contact Chris Fennell by email at cfennell@... or by cell phone at 312-513-2683. To apply for participation in this field school, please download and complete a short application form and submit it to Fennell by March 25, 2013. Students will be notified of acceptance no later than April 10, 2013. Accepted students should register for six credits in the University of Illinois summer session. Students from colleges other than the University of Illinois can register through our exchange program and receive transfer credits. Additional information and application forms are available at http://www.histarch.uiuc.edu/Edgefield/
Watch a documentary about our 2011 field school at Pottersville by StoryLine Media at http://vimeopro.com/storylinemedia/thcsc-pottersvile