The Anthropology Department at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is proud to offer to amazing archaeological fieldschools for the 2011 field season. Both of the field schools offer 6 hours of advanced ANTH credit by offering ANTH 454 and ANTH 455 for 6 weeks over the summer. These courses take place in two distinct field sites.

The first field site is in Edgefield, South Carolina, where Professor Chris Fennell will head the fieldschool. This field school will take place between May 23-July 1, 2011. The project “…entails an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and archaeological study of the first development in America of alkaline-glazed stoneware pottery forms, the development of that South Carolina industry over time, and the impacts of racism and African cultural influences on those processes.” For further information, please see the link below for more details. For an application, please contact Professor Fennell by email. Application materials must be obtained directly from Professor Fennell. His email address is

The other fieldschool option, lead by Professor Timothy Pauketat and TA Sarah Otten will take place in both the Cahokia Mounds near St. Louis and Trempealeau, Wisconsin. The field school begins June 1 and runs through July 15, 2011. Applications for this field school are DUE MARCH 18, 2011 with acceptance being announced by April 1. Check out the following link for program details and application materials.