ANT 250: Archaeological Field Methods

In this course, students will engage in research, analysis and curation of artifacts, and practice methods utilized by archaeologists to sample and excavate a site in Washtenaw County. This course will emphasize methods for fieldwork as well as non-field activities, such as historical research, artifact cleaning and analysis, post-field report writing, and community engagement. This course provides a hands-on introduction to field archaeology and prepares students for work in cultural resource management (CRM), while also fostering stewardship for local archaeological sites, which are important non-renewable cultural resources.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)


Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)


offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 3/29/23

Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.

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Description Hours
Credits 3
Lecture Hours 30
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 30
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 60

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