The following information on the Wright State University Field school is listed on http://www.shovelbums.org/. For those of you who have not heard of the site I encourage you to check it out. The founder, R. Joe Brandon, lists a variety of cultural resource management archaeology jobs, Field Schools, gifts and many other things pertaining to archaeology.
Robert V. Riordan, RPA
The Wright State Field School includes an orientation session (3 days), a site location survey component lasting 5-6 days, and an excavation phase that will run from June 26-August 7. This year’s excavation will take place at Fort Ancient, the largest Hopewellian hilltop enclosure, located in Warren County, Ohio. Last summer remote sensing discovered a large (c. 70m+ diameter) circular feature inside the North Fort, and what may be house floors within and adjacent to it. Our work will test these features, in order to discover what they are and how they may functionally and chronologically relate to other parts of the enclosure. If enrollment and time permit, we may also do limited work at the Pollock Works hilltop enclosure in Greene County, OH, where this field school has been conducting investigations for many years. Elements of a burned timber stockade located beneath an embankment were being exposed at the end of the 2005 field school, and this may be completed this year.
Manual Mapping/drawing (plan views, profiles)
Academic Credit: 12 hours (quarter system)
Connolly, R.P. and Lepper, B.T. The Fort Ancient Earthworks 2004
Dr. Robert V. Riordan