The project house is located in Maggie Valley, North Carolina – about 40 miles west of Asheville. Students arriving by air will be met at the Ashville Regional Airport (AVL) by a project staff member on June 18 at 5:00pm at the baggage claim area. If you missed your connection or your flight is delayed, please call, text or email project director immediately. The director’s cell phone number will be provided to all enrolled students.
Students traveling by bus or car will need to make special arrangements with the project director.
The course begins on Monday, June 18 and will meet every weekday until Friday, July 21. Students need to arrive on Sunday, June 18. The official end date of this field school is Saturday, July 22 when students can travel back home. Introductory lectures, site tours, and wilderness training during the initial three days of the project will provide the cultural, archaeological, and safety background necessary to succeed in the field. A series of lectures, weekend fieldtrips, and required readings will allow detailed learning concerning the region.