Dig deep into local history with hands-on summer archaeology course

ANTHNewsroom

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS – Inver Hills Community College invites members of the community to dig deep into local history this summer with a hands-on, four-week class exploring archaeology.

“Field Experience in Archaeology” will be held Mondays through Thursdays, May 28 through June 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Just 25 percent of class time will be held on the Inver Hills campus in Inver Grove Heights, with the remainder taking place in the field, challenging participants to perform real archaeological work. Participants also will visit museums and regulators to learn more about the typical work of an archaeologist.

Participants in the summer 2012 Field Experience course set out to find traces of Lewiston, Minn., a ghost town in southern Dakota County. The group encountered artifactual remains from the 1850s through the early 1870s, as well as an archaic site approximately 6,000 years old, and several farmsteads from the 20th century.

The course is open to community members for a $150 fee. Students seeking credit for the three credit class can enroll at the college’s standard rate of $159 per credit.

To register, call (651) 450-3578. For more information, contact Professor Jeremy Nienow, Ph.D., RPA, at jnienow@inverhills.edu or (651) 450-3445.

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