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Enfulletv-Mocvse in Archaeology Field School (Muskogean)-Summer 2023

Come learn about Native American History in the heart of Georgia! The Enfulletv-Mocvse in Archaeology Field School (Muskogean) consists of archaeology field and lab method courses that are designed to teach students the field techniques of archaeological excavation and documentation and laboratory skills, concurrently. This year we will be collaborating with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, whose ancestral homelands include Georgia, to excavate the cultural sites of Sylvia's Slough and Brown's Mount, both located near Macon, Georgia. These two important sites date to the Woodland and Mississippian periods (ca. AD 1000-1200). Brown’s Mount is well known for the excavation of an earthlodge/council house like the one at the nearby Ocmulgee National Historic Park. Less work, however, has been done at Sylvia’s Slough. Important to understanding the Muscogee cultural landscape in the Brown’s Mount/ Sylvia’s Slough vicinity is how the features and deposits of these sites are related to one another, which will be explored through excavation units, shovel tests, and ground-based remote sensing, including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and resistivity.


  • Lodging and Meals: Meals and housing are provided for in the costs of the program. Students will stay in an extended stay hotel in Macon, GA, with 2 students per room. Students will be expected to arrange lodging during the last two-weeks of the field school when we are back in Athens.
  • Field School Goals: Through participation in an archaeological research project, students will be introduced to the methods of archaeological survey, excavation, data and materials recovery, recording, and processing. Students will be involved in all phases of field excavation, including archaeology survey, test unit excavations, and large-scale data recovery. Students will also be trained in basic laboratory processing and analysis and will work collaboratively to present the results of their research in a professional presentation.
  • Credits: Students in this field school will enroll in both ANTH 4200 Field Methods in Archaeology (6 credit hours) and ANTH 4240 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology (6 credit hours), for a total of 12 credit hours. Both courses introduce archaeological field and lab techniques and the methods and approaches by which archaeology and heritage are interpreted. These courses fulfill one or more UGA general education core curriculum requirements, university-wide requirements, Franklin College requirements, and/or Department of Anthropology major requirements

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