Department of Anthropology

Archaeology Field School
Summer 2008 Photo Gallery

Students learn to lay out test units for a site using a transit.
Laying out a site using a transit.
Laying out a site using a transit.
Close up of transit use. Crew laying out site.
Excavating a test pit. Excavating a test pit. Shovel testing.
Level testing. Level testing. Dr. Bob Mensforth tries his hand at sifting.
Sifting test pit material. Crew working on test pit.
Kayla trowling a test pit.
Cataloging artifacts. Cataloging artifacts.

Cataloging artifacts.

The CSU 2008 Summer Archaeology Field School was a great experience for me. We learned the very basic to the most miniscule procedures that were essential to archaeological work in the field from a very enthusiastic professor. We learned how to lay out transects to produce a grid/map for our work, dig shovel tests at specified intervals to figure out where to put our test units, how to do mind numbing but necessary stadia rod duty in the morning dew, machete through 5 feet high grass in order to have an area to work, how to record and distinguish what we found, recognize different types of layers of soil, and that was only some of what I learned in the field!

- Chhanchhaya Chham

2008 Summer Archaeology Field School Crew
2008 Field School Crew

Standing from left: Stephen Sump, Chhanchhaya Chham,

Professor Phil Wanyerka, Vince Delgado, Michael Tataliba

Seated: Kayla Jarvis, Marcelina Sladewska, Laura Juengst

Note shown: Angela Toth

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Anthropology
2121 Euclid Avenue, CB 119
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Chester Building, Room 119
2300 Chester Avenue
Carole A. Lade
Phone: 216.687.2414
Fax: 216.687.9384
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