Ohio University

Dig Up the Past

Anthropology students dig up Ohio's past at a site in Wayne National Forest.
Anthropology students dig up Ohio's past at a site in Wayne National Forest.

"Are you getting eaten alive? Welcome to Field School," jokes Zack Matthews, an intern on site at the Ohio Field School in Archaeology.

Music drifted through the forest as a dozen students and a swarm of mosquitoes welcomed me to the lively dig site this summer.

The ANTH 4911 course is a requirement for Anthropology majors specializing in archaeology. It's a 15-16 week double summer session getting down and dirty Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to noon—and every single student on site wouldn't want to be anywhere else.