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Summer Field Programs

CRM Archaeology Summer Field School:

Learn about cultural resource management (CRM) and archaeological and GPR fieldwork. Participate in CRM projects in central Washington State.This in-person field program runs six weeks (full) or three weeks (half), for 6 or 12 credits (quarter system). Meetings are in Ellensburg, and leaving from campus to the field weekdays. The 2023 dates are June 20-July 7 and July 10-July 28. See the documents below for more details and an application to complete and email to the instructor Dr.

CWU Field School in CRM Archaeology 

CWU CRM Field School Information 

CWU CRM Field School Application


Forensic Anthropology Summer Field School:

The Forensic Anthropology Summer Field School will not be held in Summer 2023.  Instead, there will be a bioarchaeology field program in Ecuador.  The forensic field school is next planned for Summer 2024.

CWU students reviewing notes in Ecuador

Bioarchaeology in Ecuador Summer Field Course:

Learn bioarchaeology working with excavated, archaeological human remains and enjoy a rich cultural experience in Salango, Ecuador on this three week course.  The 2023 course is from 8/10 to 9/5 for 3 credits (quarter system). See the links below, or contact the instructor Dr. for more information.

2023 Bioarchaeology program website and application

2023 Bioarchaeology program information flyer


Other Summer Courses Online:

In addition to the field courses above, we offer introductory and upper-divison courses fully online each summer.  These may allow you to complete an anthropology minor 100% online over two summers.  The following will be offered asynchronous online in Summer 2023:

ANTH 110 Exploring Biological Anthropology (5 cr.) Dr. Jessica Mayhew (Full session)

ANTH 120 Science of the Past (5 cr.) Dr. Steve Hackenberger (Full session)

ANTH 130 Cultural Worlds (5 cr.) Dr. Hope Amason (6-week session)

ANTH 180 Language & Culture (5 cr.) Dr. Penglin Wang (Full session)

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