The department offers an archaeology field school in the City of Chicago. This program carries six credits, including fulfillment of the archaeological methods course (ANT 202) in the core sequence. All majors and archaeology minors are strongly encouraged to fulfill this requirement in the field school. For those who are not able to attend the field school, the archaeological methods must be made up independently.
Because we are engaged with the City of Chicago, our excavations emphasize elements of the city's history. Previous sites have included the Chicago World's Fair, Camp Douglas (a Civil War POW camp), Pre-civil War sites in the City of Maywood, a pre-Civil War one-room school house in Old Edgebrook, Pullman Village, and the Charnley-Pesky House from Chicago's Gilded Age (see below).