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Openings available for Fort St. Joseph archaeology program

Published 9:53pm Thursday, June 14, 2012

Western Michigan University and the Fort St. Joseph Museum are inviting teachers and other professionals needing academic credits to join them for a week of excavations at the site of Fort Saint Joseph during the 2012 Field School in Historical Archaeology, Aug. 6-10.

The unique opportunity allows professionals to experience history hands-on and to learn what it means to be an archaeologist.

Program participants will be given the opportunity to research the history of Fort Saint Joseph; a unique former missionary and trading post that has, at various points in time, been under the control of the French, British, Spanish and the United States.

In addition to participating directly in the archaeological excavations, participants will be exposed to the many aspects of what it means to be an archaeologist, from working in the lab to drawing conclusions about the people that once inhabited a site.

The CEUs program provides nine State Board Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs). The fee for the SB-CEU camp is $165 and the credits are accepted in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

The camp for those wishing to earn three graduate credits from Western Michigan University will be held simultaneously with the CEUs program, Aug. 6-10.

To register or for further information, contact Marilyn Shriver at the Western Michigan University Office of Lifelong Learning,, or (269) 387-0373.

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