Humboldt State University (US)

Humboldt State University (HSU), in Northern California, is a small community-based campus, situated in the great redwoods of the Pacific North coast. The college town setting on the California North Coast, 8 miles (13 km) north of Eureka is notable for its natural beauty. The university is divided into three colleges: the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Natural Resources and Sciences; and the College of Professional Studies.

Students are provided with a holistic education in the discipline of Anthropology. As part of the curriculum in the Department of Anthropology, students can explore numerous avenues in Experimental Archaeology, including flintknapping, metal casting, basketry, cordage, textiles, and bookbinding, just to name a few. Experimental Archaeology classes include a 1 unit Experimental/Experiential Archaeology Lab that instructs students in different technologies; a 4 unit Experimental Archaeology Class, where students research, design, and implement an experimental study on a topic of their choice; independent study units that allow students to continue their research in experimental archaeology; and numerous workshops with experts in flintknapping, basket weaving and ceramics. HSU Archaeology also boasts a simulated archaeology excavation that provides students with the chance to create an experimental production site or re-construct ancient structures or burials.

For more information, contact Barbara Klessig at:

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