2004 Field School in Industrial Archaeology
Michigan Technological University

Michigan Tech is running a course in Field Archaeology from May 17 through June 25, 2004 at the site of the West Point Foundry. The field school is providing training in a full range of methods and techniques, including survey, excavation, photography and mapping.

The 2004 Field School continues the research at the site of the West Point Foundry. This site is in Cold Spring, New York, in the Hudson River Valley north of New York City. Michigan Tech continues a long-term research project on this famous industrial site, owned and managed by the Scenic Hudson Land Trust. The 2004 field team will continue the total station mapping project and excavations in selected areas of the site, including both industrial and domestic components.
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Dr. Patrick E. Martin and Dr. Timothy J. Scarlett are the instructors for the course. The course is available for either undergraduate or graduate credit (SS 3210 and SS 5700, respectively), with credit variable from 2 to 8 semester credits. Guest student status is available for any student in good standing at their home university. Tuition will be approximately $227/credit for Michigan resident undergraduates, $590/credit for non-resident undergraduates, and about $398 for resident/nonresident graduate students. Housing (dormitory) will be subsidized by the project.
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  • For additional information contact: Timothy Scarlett, Department of Social Sciences
    Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295 USA
  • Telephone: (906) 487-2359
  • Fax:(906)487-2468
  • Email:scarlett@mtu.edu

MTU IA Home Page: http://www.industrialarchaeology.net