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Archaeology Field Experiences

ArchaeologyThe archaeology component has long emphasized experiential learning and active student engagement in teaching, research and service. It begin with the field programs first established in the western Great Lakes 34 years ago, and has continued with the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project and research projects in other areas of the world, especially South and Central Asia. WMU archaeologists encourage both graduate and undergraduate students to become involved in practicing archaeology. This work often results in close collaboration with faculty conducting research, and making the results available to academic audiences and beyond through publications, public programs and community outreach.

Fort St. Joseph, Niles MI

Field Positions for the 2013 field season.

Fort St. Joseph is an 18th century mission-garrison-trading post established by the French in Niles, MI. The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project is a collaborative venture between WMU, the City of Niles, the Fort St. Joseph Museum, and other community groups in which students engage in community service learning, public education and outreach.

Undergraduate participation in archaeology

Graduate student participation in archaeology

Other archaeological thesis work includes