AFS Overview

Oregon Coast Archaeology Field School

The 2020 Oregon Coast Archaeology Field School will offer students archaeological experience from a dual lens where they will learn about cultural resource management (CRM) laws, compliance, and regulations – while also learning about academic research including radiocarbon dating, geochemical analysis, and stable oxygen and carbon isotopes. The goal of the Archaeology Field School is to bridge the dichotomy between academic and CRM archaeologies and demonstrate how these different applications of archaeology work in concert to achieve common goals providing a wholistic experience.

The Archaeology Field School provides training for undergraduate and graduate students in survey, testing, and excavation of cultural resources. Students will learn how to excavate archaeological materials, process, catalogue, and analyze residuals in a laboratory.

Dates & Fees

Dates: TBA
Fees: $2,600 (includes room and board)

Course Information

The 2020 AFS will be held in Coos Bay, Oregon during Summer. It is an intensive three-week academic credit course available to both graduate and undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Students:

Course Title: Archaeological Survey and Excavation
Course #: ANTH 320
Units: 4
Instructor: Dr. Nicholas Jew

Graduate Students:

Course Title: Graduate Internship in Applied Archaeology
Course #: ANTH 677
Units: 4
Instructor: Dr. Nicholas Jew


Online registration

To register via phone, please contact the Office of Professional and Continuing Education at (909) 537-5976. To register in-person, we are located in CGI 3rd floor.

For current CSUSB students awaiting a financial aid disbursement or awaiting a financial aid package, email for instructions on how to register.


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