The University of Minnesota is currently offering two field school opportunities. The Wadena field school is run by Kat Hayes and the Bremer Village field school is run by Gilliane Monnier.
The summer 2010 field methods in archaeology course offered by the Department of Anthropology will be a site-based, active learning opportunity for U of M undergraduates and others. This 4-week course is located in central Minnesota (Wadena County), continuing the investigation of a multi-component site that includes a significant French colonial period fur trade location, and the initial survey of a second reported fur trade site. Students have the opportunity to learn field archaeology methods of survey, mapping, excavation, and material recovery, and how they relate to research design and broader anthropological and historical questions in this community-engaged research project.