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Field School in Ohio Archaeology

About the Field School in Ohio Archaeology

The Field School in Ohio Archaeology was established in 1986 to provide students with an opportunity to explore their interests in archaeology and learn field methodologies to further their careers.

The research focus of the field school is ancient habitation sites during the Archaic and Woodland periods (4000 B.C. - A.D. 1000) in southeastern Ohio from which data are collected and further analyzed. This process sheds light on how people during these time periods were building their homes, what types of food were being eaten, how food was being processed, how tools were being made, etc. From these data, along with contemporary and past research from similar sites, students are able to infer how these past societies interacted with the land around them.

For more information, contact Dr. Joseph Gingerich, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.