Saint Louis University

Historical Archaeology Camp

History and Archaeology of St. Louis
Program Information
Enroll now in a new, innovative summer session for high school students on the campus of Saint Louis University. Field Methods in Historical Archaeology is designed to introduce high school students to the methods and techniques of historical and archaeological research, and combines the two disciplines in an enriching and challenging manner. Students will learn about the history of St. Louis through the use of primary sources and will analyze demographic, cartographic and civic records related to landscapes of the campus of Saint Louis University. Then, students will apply that research to formulate an archaeological research program that will involve surveying, geophysical surveying, satellite imagery analysis, and excavation. At the conclusion of the two week session students will assemble a research presentation that will analyze the acquired data collectively.

No background in archaeology is needed or expected, and all resources for the research in this course will be provided. Students will work together in teams over the course of the two week session, and will utilize advanced technology to undertake their research objectives. This course is an ideal supplement to 1818 history courses and advanced credit courses. The ideal candidate for this program has finished his or her junior year in high school, but we are open to students who are entering university or have completed their sophomore year in high school.

Open to BoysOpen to Girls Both boys and girls are eligible to apply for this program
Date and Time Jun 01 - Jun 12
Camp Cost


Camp Contact Thomas Finan
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