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Archaeological Field Schools


The Elko Field Office currently administers two archaeological field schools in cooperation with Great Basin College (Elko, Nevada), and the University of Nevada, Reno. The field school at Great Basin College is generally three weeks in duration. The focus is on teaching survey and excavation techniques of small-scale, open-air sites located near the town of Elko. For further information, please contact Tim Murphy of the BLM at (775) 753-0275, or you may email him at Tim_Murphy@nv.blm.gov.

The second field school, currently at the University of Nevada, Reno, will switch to Texas A & M University beginning in the summer of 2007. The field school is an intensive, 5-week program that focuses on survey, excavation, and paleoecological issues. Sites investigated are remote, and wilderness camping is required. For further information, please contact Bryan Hockett of the BLM at (775) 753-0276, or you may email him at Bryan_Hockett@nv.blm.gov.


 


An open-air hearth, or firepit feature, recovered from an Elko County prehistoric site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 An open-air hearth, or firepit feature, recovered from an Elko County prehistoric site.


Students excavating at Bonneville Estates Rockshelter during the University of Nevada, Reno field school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students excavating at Bonneville Estates Rockshelter during the University of Nevada, Reno field school.


 
Last updated: 03-03-2007