Archaeology Field School

Dig into the past with MCC!

The 2017 MCC Archaeological Field School (ANT 255) took place at the historic Macktown Settlement.

boat stone fragment

Investigations will be focused on a wooded 5-acre parcel located at the Macktown site known as “Boat Stone Grove.” This area has yielded the only known “boat stone” (a weight that was attached to spear throwing sticks, known as atlatls, used by Native Americans) in good archaeological context in northern Illinois. The field school will be exploring the area for additional evidence of prehistoric use of that part of the site.

Note: You must provide your own daily transportation to the site however, supervised overnight housing will be available for students who want to camp or spend the night in the laboratory rather than drive to the site each day.

Pay the course fee of $450 to McHenry County College when you register. The course fee covers equipment and selected supplies.

You also will receive a packet of information from Midwest Archaeological Research Services explaining the details of the project after registration.

Archaeology Field School