2017 FSU Archaeological Field School - Submerged Prehistory and Paleoindian Geoarchaeology of the Aucilla and Wacissa Rivers

2017 FSU Archaeological Field School

Submerged Prehistory and Paleoindian Geoarchaeology of the Aucilla and Wacissa Rivers

The 2017 field school will be held in the Aucilla-Wacissa drainage, a Florida Outstanding Waterway, ca. 45 minutes south-east of Tallahassee, Florida. This area contains dozens of Paleoindian sites (>11,500 years old) that were inundated by rising water levels at the end of the last Ice Age. The karst geology of the drainage preserved these sites within now- underwater sediment layers, giving us a unique picture of Southeastern Paleoindians.

We will be camping at primitive campsites for the duration of the field school. Class will be held M-F. Students will have weekends free for exploration and recreation.  Course fees will include food, campground fees, and all dive gear.

Each student participating in the underwater excavation MUST be an AAUS diver or must be quailified to become one upon arrival, and MUST be cleared by the FSU dive safety officer, Chris Peters (cpeters@fsu.edu) prior to getting in the water. Diving requirements are viewable at https://www.marinelab.fsu.edu/marineops/diving/.

There are a few spaces available for non-divers. Priority will be given to AAUS divers, then non-diving FSU students and students with strong interest in geoarchaeology. Non-divers will be trained in all except underwater excavation, recording methods and underwater diver survey in clear and dark water.

Deadline to apply is April 7, 2017.

Contact Jessi Halligan (jhalligan@fsu.edu) for information or an application.

2017 FSU Archaeological Field School Brochure