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Urban Archaeology: Missoula Historic Underground  

Explore the mysteries hidden just underfoot. It’s urban archaeology in Underground Missoula. This field school will expose participants to archaeological fieldwork in an urban setting. Learn field methods such as general survey techniques, map making, excavation, historic structure recording and historical record interpretation. Activities will include a general introduction to archaeology and the Missoula Historic Underground, a lesson in excavation, archaeological site survey, and site recording. At the end of this class, you will: Have an in-depth understanding of Missoula’s historic Front Street district; understand the methods, techniques, and ethics involved with archaeological sites; get an understanding of the effects of an urban landscape on the surrounding ecosystem; understand the laws and techniques involved with archaeological survey and excavation.

Course meets in Missoula. Course is non-credit only. Visit the program website for complete information about the course, location, schedule, textbooks or other course materials, campus parking (if applicable), and refunds.

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