Excavate at Etzanoa, the second largest known prehistoric archaeological site in the United States. The site dates to AD 1450-1700 and was visited in 1601 by a Spanish expedition. Eyewitness accounts can be accessed here. We are working in an undisturbed location that yielded  a dense  concentration of features and cultural materials in 2017. We will be hand excavating with shovels and trowels, with dry screening and flotation. We will be ground truthing remote sensing targets, using a total station, and     using laser scanners for mapping. Students will gain experience in all aspects of field excavation and recording.

 Etzanoa excavation



The Field School will run from Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 28th, 2019. Students should plan to be in Arkansas City by Sunday, June 2nd for orientation. Transportation to/from the site will be provided. Students will be housed in dormitories on the Cowley Community College campus.


etzanoa screening



Tuition & Fees: $1,525.14—$3,596.86
***Tuition and fees dependent upon various factors such as residency and undergraduate credit versus graduate credit.***


Room & Meals: $467.80 (with the exception of Friday evening-Sunday Meals)

***Field school costs are subject to change.***


*Do note that these are in-state estimates. Many neighboring states or states along the I-35 corridor are considered in-state. Contact with any questions.


etzanoa map


To Apply

Email to confirm your intention to attend. Non-WSU students will have to be accepted to either the College of Liberal Arts (undergraduate) or the Graduate School (graduate) prior to registration. We will walk you through the process of registration once you have been accepted into the field school. Only the first 12 students to confirm registration will be admitted.