Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2010 ISU Field School in Historical Archaeology

2010 ISU Field School in Historical Archaeology
Cherokee Towns in the Time of Spanish Contact

May 31 -June 25, 2010

Explore the early history of East Tennessee. Learn techniques of survey,
excavation, and artifact analysis in this six credit archaeological field

Eastern Tennessee may have been visited by Hernando DeSoto in 1540 and Juan
Pardo in 1567 as part of the Spanish colonization of the New World. Even
though this colonial encounter was brief, it had profound effects for the
indigenous inhabitants of this region, the ancestors of some of today's
Cherokee. This project will explore the natural and cultural landscape of
East Tennessee in the early historic period to better understand what the
Spanish referred to as the Chiscas.

The 2010 season will be devoted to survey, mapping, excavation, and artifact
analysis of contact period (Qualla phase) sites in the Nolichuckey valley in
the vicinity of the modern settlements of Greeneville, Telford, and Jonesboro,
Tennessee. Lectures will include discussion and analysis of the Spanish chronicles
related to DeSoto's and Pardo's explorations, other sources concerning Cherokee
history,and examples of Cherokee archaeology. This project is carried out
in close collaboration with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and is
funded in part by the ECBI Tribal Historic Preservation Office

This course earns six undergraduate or graduate credits from Illinois State
University. Students can usually transfer these hours toward a graduate or
undergraduate degree program. Students should inquire about credit
transferability with their degree granting institution. All students are
required to keep a journal documenting field and lab work. Students will
also contribute to the field school blog. The course will culminate in a
public presentation of student research to the community of Cherokee, North

COSTS (subject to change)
Room and Board: $1300.00
Includes lodging, local transportation, excursions, and weekday lunches.
Students are responsible for all other meals.
Tuition & Fees (6 Credit hours)
ISU students: see tuition schedule
NON-ISU students: $2041.00
Incidental Fee (supplies, field trips)

Please send a letter or email to Dr. Sampeck at the address below. In your
letter, indicate why you would like to take the course and include the names
and phone numbers of two references.

April 1, 2010

Please direct all inquiries to :

DR. KATHRYN SAMPECK (Project Director)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Campus Box 4660
Schroeder Hall 335
Normal, IL 61790
mail: ksampec@ilstu.edu

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