Archaeology Open House

The University of Denver holds open houses during the Archaeology Field School, which typically occurs every other year in even years. This year’s open houses will be July 4 – 6, 2024.

University of Denver Archaeology Field School: June 18 – July 13th, 2024

Excavation of an ofuro, Japanese soaking tub. Photo courtesy DU Amache Project. Working in the Amache Museum. Photo courtesy DU Amache Project.

DU’s Amache Project is returning in 2022 to Amache and the Amache Museum for a eighth field school in historical archaeology and museum studies. The field school is a four-credit undergraduate level course for students interested in archaeology, museum studies, or history. Students work with high school interns and volunteers with family ties to the site. Archaeological work this summer is planned for Blocks 7F, 8E, and the admin housing.

The DU Amache Project’s work at Amache is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of incarceration. As part of our on-going community engagement and research we host a biennial field school focused on creating a rich educational environment, providing expertise in archaeology and museums to the local and descendant communities, and advancing scholarly research.

For more information about the DU Amache Project, visit To follow the progress of the field school throughout the summer, visit the project Facebook page at:

As part of the field school, the DU Amache Project hosts two public events. An open house for the Amache Community will be held July 4-5, and a public open house will be held July 6.

Check back for updates, we will post more information as it is confirmed.