2014 Nautical Archaeology International Field School at Northwestern Michigan College

Join members of the Nautical Archaeology Society, divers, educators, students and fellow underwater archaeology enthusiasts for two weeks of training in beautiful Traverse City Michigan. Classes will be held at Northwestern Michigan College’s waterfront Great Lakes Campus.

Come train on the Great Lakes with experts in the field of Underwater Archaeology. Each of the course instructors are qualified professionals in their field of study and will be sharing their years of experience with you. This is a great chance to do some sunny summer diving and get some fantastic training too!

The dates of the field school are July 12 – July 27, 2014.

Most of the detailed information concerning the field school can be accessed via the internet at: http://www.nasnmc.com. Under the 2014 NAS Field School tab at the top of the main page you can find information on: the aims and objectives of the field school, course schedule, frequently asked questions, prices and package deals, online payment option and a printable flyer.

There are many class options and both package deals and al-a-carte pricing are available. You may attend just a single day-long class or the entire two-week long event. Feel free to sign up for courses as your schedule allows.

These are great courses to have on your resume if you are considering a post-graduate degree in anthropology

Academic Credit at Northwestern Michigan College

The NAS Part 1 and NAS Part 2 courses can be taken for academic credit at Northwestern Michigan College. Each course is worth 3 anthropology or social science credits.

You may sign up for these credit courses online at: http://www.nmc.edu/student-services/records-registration/getting-things-done/registration-information.html

The NAS Part 1 (Introduction to Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology)
ANT 201 – CRN 1246

NAS Part 2 (Certificate in Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology)
ANT 202 – CRN 1220

If you need assistance you may also call NMC registration at: 231-995-1049.
Or visit their web site at: http://www.nmc.edu/student-services/records-registration/contact-records.html

Courses Offered:

Introduction to Nautical Archaeology
NAS Level One Certification
NAS Level Two Field Project

NAS Level Three Classes:

Archaeological Surveying using a total station
Artifact Drawing and Archaeological Illustration
Documentary Research
Flint Knapping
Native American Settlement in the Upper Great Lakes
ROV Construction
Ship and Boat Construction
Underwater and Artifact Photography
Using Site Recorder 4 (Archaeological site drawing software)
Video Editing in Archaeology

Detailed directions to the NMC campus are provided on the web site. There is a fairly large airport in Traverse City, which has daily flights to both Detroit and Chicago.

Very reasonably priced accommodation in the NMC student dormitories can be purchased at your request, but these spaces are filling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. There are also many hotels in the local area but these will be both expensive and full during the field-school so book early to avoid disappointment.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a unique training opportunity and all around good time!

Please email mholley@shianet.org  or call 989-307-9651 if you have any questions.

Dr. Mark W. Holley