Northwestern Michigan College offers new 2014 NAS Fieldschool

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

We are happy to announce that once again we will be hosting the 2014 Nautical Archaeology Society Summer Field School at Northwestern Michigan College. We have an exciting event planned that offers many unique courses and training opportunities. 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 June 7 – June 22, 2014.

Most of the detailed information concerning the field school can be accessed via the internet at: 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, printable booking form and flyer.

 There are many course options and both package deals and al-a-carte pricing are available. You may attend just a single day-long courses 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. These credits should transfer to most major universities as anthropology or social science credits. Contact  Dr. Holley – directly if you have a question on credit transfer.

You may sign up for these academic credit courses online at:

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:

Courses Offered during the field school are:

  •  Introduction to Nautical Archaeology
  •  NAS Level One Certification
  •  NAS Level Two Field Projects

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

Location and Accomodation:

Detailed directions to the NMC campus are provided on their 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.