For: Adults needing Continuing Education Units.
Activities: A week of excavations at the site of Fort St. Joseph during the 2012 Field School in Historical Archaeology. This is an excellent opportunity for those of you who have already experienced an archaeological dig as well as those who have always wanted to get your hands in the dirt and experience history up close.
Date: August 6-10, 2012, 9-4 p.m.
Fee: $150 for 9 CEUs. The credits are accepted in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. Fees cover all expenses associated with the program, except for lunch. Availability is limited to 10 and admittance is at the discretion of the project director.
Deadline: Application must be received by June 22, 2012 for the acceptance process to be considered complete and to ensure that the opening will not be made available to another applicant.
Participation: During this program students will be given the opportunity to research the history of Fort Saint Joseph, a unique former missionary and trading post that has at various points in time been under the control of the French, British, Spanish, and the United States. In addition to participating directly in archaeological excavations, students will be exposed to the many aspects of what it means to be an archaeologist, from working in the lab to drawing conclusions about the people that once inhabited a site.
, Museum Director
Fort St. Joseph Museum
508 E. Main St.
Niles, MI 49120
Phone: (269) 683-4702, ext. 212