materialsEquipment List

  • 3 meter tape
  • Common Sense!!!
  • Compass; an adjustable declination compass, such as a Silva Ranger
  • Digital camera
  • Water bottle; Have two (2) quarts MINIMUM per day
  • Daypack
  • Hand lens (10x is fine, large optic is helpful. Western's Bookstore on campus or rock shops carry them)
  • Plastic containers for your lunches. These protect your
    sandwiches etc.. and keep trash down.
  • Watch
  • Binoculars (not for archaeology necessarily, but nice to have)

 

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING

  • Sturdy work/hiking boots
  • Light weight, light-colored shirts and long pants (long pants are required in most field situations)
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Hats (for sun & rain)
  • Bandana(s)
  • Polypropylene long underwear (bottoms are especially nice)
  • Work gloves
  • Gaiters (many students find these helpful during survey in dense underbrush)
  • PLEASE REMEMBER: LAYERS KEEP YOU WARMER AND ALLOW YOU TO COOL!!!!

 

SUNDRIES TO PACK ALONG

  • Aspirin and Antihistamines
  • Bug repellent
  • Minor First-Aid items (ie..moleskin and band-aids)
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm Toilet paper (yes we do sh-t in the woods)
  • Treatment for anaphylactic shock if you have severe bee or wasp allergy

 

Required Textbook: Field Methods in Archaeology by Hester, Shafer, & Feder 7th Edition, Mayfield
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