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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mexico Field School

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The 2018 Mexico Field School will be held in the Central Mexican Highland, just to the north of Mexico City. This is a 5-week field experience during the first summer 2018 semester that can be taken for academic credit (ANTH 480/580). This field school is a part of an ongoing research project funded by the National science Foundation called the Tula Region Interaction and Migration Project, which investigates the formation of the Toltec state from ca. AD 550 to 950.


Excavation and Laboratory Training

We will cover all archaeological excavation and recording techniques including trowel techniques, soil/sediment description, technical drawing and photography, artifact collection and documentation, and laboratory analysis of ceramic and lithic artifacts. Upon completion of the field school, participants will have the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to work as an entry-level archaeological field technician.



Participants will live and work with project archaeologists in local neighborhoods near our 2018 excavation site. All room and board while in Mexico will be covered by the project budget, but participants should expect to pay their own expenses for travel they undertake outside of planned excursions.

Participants who speak some Spanish are particularly encouraged to apply.


For further information, contact:

J. Heath Anderson

Assistant Professor

Department of Anthropology

Minnesota State University - Mankato

358 Trafton Science Center North

Mankato, MN 56001

V: (507) 389-1301