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2019 Archaeology Field School: Olsen Mammoth Excavation

The 2019 Field School continues excavation on a multi-year project recovering a Columbian Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) from private property just outside of Kimberly, Idaho. The mammoth has been radiocarbon dated to between 15,500 and 14,500 years old. We are hoping to find evidence of human interaction with this species whether it was hunted, scavenged, or injured. 

If you are interested in the field school and would like more information about tuition, costs, room/board, and other expectations, please download this file:

2019 Archaeology Field School Information Session

For this year's syllabus:

Speer - Archaeology Field School - ANT 4486 - Syllabus


If you plan on attending this year's field school please download the following files:

2019 Student Manual

2019 Excavation and Lab Procedures

2019 Liability Waiver - Olsen Mammoth

Field Excavation Manual


The 2019 Liability Waiver and page 9 of the 2019 Student Manual must be returned to Dr. Speer before May 1, 2019 at 5PM.

Please contact Dr. Charles Speer at charlesspeer@isu.edu if you have any other questions about next year's field school.