Sociology, Anthropology, and Crime and Delinquency Studies Course Offerings

Summer 2018 Archeological Dig courses   

Kansas Archeology Training Program Field School

Archeological Fieldwork

ESU Designation: AN540A – 3 credit hours

Times: 40 hours, June 2-17

Locations: excavation at Kaw Mission, 500 N Mission St, and artifact processing at armory, 1020 E Main St

Instructors: Kansas Historical Society Archeological Staff

Description: In this field/laboratory course students receive on-the-job training by direct participation in excavation and artifact processing. Instruction is given concerning the survey techniques, excavation methods (including use of hand tools, removal and preservation of archeological materials, and record keeping), and laboratory procedures. A total of 40 hours of work is necessary to complete the course; up to 20 of these hours can be spent in the field laboratory. To allow for possible rain days, students would be wise to start work on the first day of the project and continue until they have completed 40 hours.

Basic Laboratory Techniques

ESU Designation: AN540B – 1 credit hour

Dates: June 4-8, 8:15 a.m.-noon

Location: armory, 1020 E Main St

Instructor: Chris Garst, Laboratory Archeologist, Kansas Historical Society, and Mary Conrad, KAA Volunteer Staff

Description: This class will combine lecture and hands-on experience to teach the basic procedures for processing archeological specimens. Cleaning and sorting artifacts, preserving fragile materials, labeling specimens, preparing a descriptive catalog, and determining proper collections storage and maintenance will be covered. If circumstances allow, the proper cleaning, sorting, and cataloging of flotation materials will also be undertaken. This class fulfills one requirement for the Advanced Archeological Laboratory Technician category of the KAA Certification Program. Class size is limited to 12.


Basic Archeological Excavation

ESU Designation: AN540C – 1 credit hour

Dates: June 4-8, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Kaw Mission Education Center, 500 N Mission St
Instructor: Tim Weston, SHPO Archeologist, Kansas Historical Society

Description: This class uses lectures and fieldwork to focus on the techniques, principles, and theories of archeological site excavation, record keeping, and materials preservation. Students will be taught proper techniques for preparing and conducting an archeological excavation. Instruction will be given on the identification and interpretation of artifacts, structural remains, and environmental data. This class fulfills one requirement of the Basic Archeological Crew Member certification category.  Class size is limited to 20 people.


Preservation 101

ESU Designation: AN540D – 1 credit hour

Dates: June 13-14, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: Morris County Courthouse, 501 W Main St

Instructor: Kansas Historic Preservation Office Staff

Description: Learn the fundamentals of historic preservation, including architectural styles, construction technology, preservation issues, and how to list a structure or archeological resource in the National Register of Historic Places. Bring your camera and a pair of walking shoes, as part of this class will be hands-on and outdoors.



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(Undergraduates) Special (non-degree seeking) Student Application and Registration Form for students wanting to take 9 credit hours or less who do not already have a bachelor's degree or higher.


(Graduates) 1st Time Licenure/Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Application Fee -$25.00 and Registration Form



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The 2017-2018 Sociology, Anthropology and Crime and Delinquency Studies curriculum information begins on page 123.

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