Mathers Museum of World Cultures & Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology (GBL), Indiana University - Bloomington (IUB)
Dates: May 9 – June 20, 2012
Location: Angel Mounds State Historic Site
8215 Pollack Ave, Evansville, Indiana, 47715
IUPUI Course: ANTH-P 405: FIELD WORK IN ARCHAEOLOGY (6 credit hours)
Class #: 11525
In-State Cost: $1,115.52 (tuition) + $134.93 (fees)
Out-of-State Cost: $4,788.12 (tuition) + $134.93 (fees)
The Angel site (12Vg1) is a large (ca. 47 ha) palisaded Middle Mississippian agricultural town with 11 earthen mounds on the Ohio River near Evansville, Indiana. Professional research has been ongoing at the site for over 80 years, including the pioneering work of Glenn A. Black from 1939 until his untimely death in 1964. More recent excavations, geophysical survey, radiocarbon dating, and other specialized analyses have vastly increased our understanding of this site and its importance in Midwestern prehistory. One of the questions that this field school will address is how to effectively integrate data
collected from Black’s era before many modern techniques were conceived (e.g., radiocarbon dating) with contemporary recovery and analytical methods. The 2012
field season will focus on unexcavated portions of the palisade and prehistoric houses that were partially investigated by Black and his WPA crews from 1939 to 1942.
Instruction and Goals of the Field School
The Angel Mounds Field School is offered during the Summer I session, which begins Wednesday May 9 and ends Wednesday June 20. Students do not need to be majors in Anthropology, or have any archaeological coursework or experience to take the class. However, an introductory class in archaeology is recommended. Students will be trained in field excavation methodology and archaeological theory, and learn to identify Mississippian pottery, tools and other elements of material culture. They will also participate in the public programs at Angel Mounds. Instruction will be given on equipment now commonly used in archaeology investigations, such as mapping, surveying, and geophysical instruments, and in pedology and geoarchaeology techniques.
Dr. Jeremy Wilson- Assistant Professor, IUPUI
Dr. G. William Monaghan - Associate Director, GBL
Dr. Timothy Baumann - Curator of Collections, GBL
Dr. Timothy Schilling - Postdoctoral Fellow, GBL
Field School Registration
Early Registration Deadline - April 15, 2012
Enrollment is for six (6) credit hours through the IUPUI course ANTH-P405: FIELD WORK IN ARCHAEOLOGY.
Current IUPUI Students - should enroll for Summer Session I through the IUPUI Registrar's Office.
Visiting Students that wish to attend IUPUI for the field school and want to transfer the credits back to their home college should use the following links:
- Information for Indiana University students wishing to enroll at IUPUI as a non-degree student.
- Information for Purdue University students wishing to enroll at IUPUI as a non-degree student.
- Information for students from other colleges and universities wishing to enroll at IUPUI as a non-degree student.
- Students will be housed in furnished apartment at Village Green Apartments, 4700 E. Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47714, Phone: 1-866-571-4801
- double occupancy
- transportation will be provided to/from apartments and Angel Mounds
- Distance from Angel Mounds is 2.5 miles
- Additional housing can be arranged in dormitories at the University of Evansville
- transportation will not be provided to/from the dormitories and Angel Mounds
- Distance from Angel Mounds is 8 miles
- Local students and those interested in finding their own housing arrangements are permitted, but are beholden to the same class schedule.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Jeremy Wilson - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. G. William Monaghan - Email: email@example.com