The Campus Archaeology Program is committed to educating MSU’s students in archaeological methods and cultural heritage development. We emphasize education modeled in real world experience, and do so through a number of internship, graduate assistantships, and research opportunities.
The Campus Archaeologist position is a 1/2 time graduate assistantship for Anthropology students who have an interest in the continued development of the Campus Archaeology Program. This student leads archaeological mitigation projects, interacts with the public through digital social media, mentors undergraduate interns, and attends construction planning meetings, along with other duties. To apply, contact the Director of Campus Archaeology, Lynne Goldstein.
Graduate Office Fellowships are also available to MSU graduate students who are interested in certain elements of Campus Archaeology related research projects. These students must apply for this funding by contacting the Director of Campus Archaeology, Lynne Goldstein, and presenting a brief research proposal.
Undergraduate Interns are selected each semester to work with the Campus Archaeology Program. Each intern will learn the basics of archaeological and historical research, participate in excavations, and interact with the public. The Intern is responsible for a research project, which is presented to the public each spring at the MSU Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. For more information and applications, follow this link.
Archaeological Field School
A Summer Field School is offered every other summer. This is an opportunity for MSU students to enroll in a class taught by the Campus Archaeology Director and Campus Archaeologist, and instructs students in the real world application of archaeological methods during the excavations of an archaeological site on campus. For information on the upcoming 2011 field school, please visit this link 2011 CAP Field School. You can also visit the course’s website, which is open to the public.
C.A.M.P.: Campus Archaeology Museum Program
A summer camp for kids in grades 4-6 on August 4th to 6th in the mornings. Campers will explore archaeology and discover answers to questions about what archaeologists do, what things are found in the ground from past populations, and how to be an archaeologist! For more info, visit the official CAP page here or learn more about registration at the MSU Museum.