Dr. Elizabeth M. Scott - Excavations and Research at Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

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Field School

2008 ISU Archaeological Field School


Historical Archaeology at the
Green Tree Tavern
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

Field School
May 12-June 20, 2008

Sponsored by Illinois State University

Dr. Elizabeth Scott
Dr. Donald P. Heldman

Application Deadline:
April 15, 2008

Field School Location

The town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri is located on the Missouri River about 60 miles south of St. Louis. It contains one of the best exaples of a French colonial landscape in North America, with more houses of French vertical log construction still standing than anywhere else in the country.

Room and Board

Students will be housed at the Hotel Ste. Genevieve, located in the historic downtown area. For the 6-week field school session, lunches will be provided for boarding students Monday through Friday.

Costs (Subject to change)

Tuition & Fees (6 Credit hours)
ISU students: consult tuition schedule
NON-ISU students: $1740
Room & Board (room & weekday lunches)
Incidental Fee (Supplies & field trips)

Please send a letter indicating why you would like to take the course and including the names/phone numbers of 2 references to:

Dr. Elizabeth M. Scott
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Campus Box 4660
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois, 61790-4660

or email to:


Project Description

The Green Tree Tavern was built c. 1790 by Nicolas Janis, a wealthy French-Canadian settler, who also lived in the building with his family. In 1833, a German immigrant named Mathias Ziegler purchased the property. He operated a tobacco business out of the building, which also served as a residence for his family. Ziegler descendants lived in the house until 1938.

The 2008 excavations will be conducted in several areas of the site: an outbuilding behind the housethat was partially revealed in 2006 and 2007; the entrance to the tavern/tobacco shop; and the portion of the building that served as a residence.

Students will learn the techniques of excavation, mapping, and record-keeping. No prior experience is necessary. In addition to the fieldwork, several lectures bu visiting archaeologists and historians are planned. Field trips to nearby historical and archaeological sites are included as part of the course.

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