Etzanoa Archaeological Community Field School

Release Date:

April 1, 2022

Press Release

Etzanoa Archaeological Community Field School

The Etzanoa Conservancy, in association with Cowley County Community College and Wichita State University and in partnership with the V.J. Wilkins Foundation, is proud to present an archaeological community field school taking place in Arkansas City, Kansas on June 24-28. Ten slots are available to adults 18 and older with priority given to educators. Applications are open from now until April 29th.

The session is an intensive of archaeology field techniques, excavation, lab work, and time will be set aside for curriculum planning. There is an option to take this as a two-credit course through Cowley College and continued education credits may apply. Costs are $300 which includes tuition and fees, lunch, snacks, one dinner and use of excavation and laboratory equipment. Participants are responsible for transportation, housing, breakfast, dinner, and personal supplies (sunscreen, insect repellant, etc.). Applications are available on

Meredith Mahoney of Cowley County Community College will be directing the community field school excavations at Etzanoa: The Great Settlement. The site is affiliated with the Wichita tribe and excavations by Dr. Don Blakeslee of Wichita State University started in 2015. The university field schools will operate the entire month of June.