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2007 Archaeological Field School Setting

Participants will live in tents at a field camp within the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station near Ridgecrest, California. Located at 4000 feet above sea level, typical summer temperatures range from ninety degrees Fahrenheit (and higher) in the day to seventy-five degrees at night. The camp will have primitive kitchen, dining, laboratory, and bathroom facilities. The crew prepares its meals and maintains the campsite and support facilities.

Seep Springs Site

The Seep Springs Site

Looking Northwest from Seep Springs

Looking Northwest from Seep Springs

Students must provide their own sleeping bags or bedding and personal tents (for a full list of required gear, see the Equipment and Supplies page). Transportation is furnished between Bakersfield and the field camp on weekends, but students are encouraged to bring personal cars if possible. On weekends students may explore other parts of the beautiful Mojave Desert or relax in the camp.