Message #60:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: NIU Field School in NM
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 22:16:34 EST
Encoding: Status: RO


Northern Illinois University Archaeological Field School in New Mexico
directed by Winifred Creamer --  June 6 - July 14, 1997.  NIU's 1997
Field School is a small agricultural village, near modern day Santa Fe,
New Mexico.  Archaeological research at this village, which was last
occupied in the 14th Century, will seek to understand Pueblo settlement
during a century of high demographic mobility in the northern American
Southwest.  Excavation will assess the dates and duration of occupation
in the village and the condition ofrooms at abandonment.  From small
villages like this one, people moved to form villages ten times larger. 
The project will help explain the reasons and purposes of rapid
population aggregation in a highly variable environment. Field School
participants will learn professional archaeological field techniques:
excavation; note taking; soil and pollen sample collection; laboratory
processing of artifacts; flotation of samples; data entry; and, plane
table mapping.
The $3,100.00 cost covers: 6 sem hrs undergraduate or graduate credit in
anthropology; instructional materials and field and lab equipment; soem
meals; all local travel between the archaeological site and lodgings in
Santa Fe.  Travel to and from Santa Fe NM from DeKalb Illinois will be in
university vehicles.  Limited space available.  Application deadline
April 18, 1997.  For application forms and additional information:

Call 815-753-5200
FAX 815-753-5202
E-mail: aneher@niu.edu
Write: 1997 Field School, Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming,
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL 60115