Teton Archaeology Explorer Trip

Teton Archaeology Explorer

Explorer Adventure - Grades 7-9

High in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, they lived, thousands of years ago. Who they were, why they were here, and how they lived, remains a mystery. But you, with the help of our guides and team of archaeologists, will venture into the wilderness and lend a hand as our team of scientists search for answers.

14 Days

$3,595

  • July 31st - August 13th
  • Jackson Hole, WY

Day 1-3

This adventure begins and ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After flying in, take some time to adjust to your new environment and altitude! Spend the first full day of your program getting to know your trip mates, trip leaders, and expert archaeologists who are very special guests on this unique tour of Jackson Hole. A stop by the Jackson Hole Historical Society  and Museum provides a foundation of information that will help to color the rest of your adventure.

Day 4-6

To learn about the science and techniques that archaeologists use to study the past, participate in two days of excavations at the Linn Site in eastern Idaho. The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum has worked at this 10,000-year old campsite for the past three years, studying artifacts to learn how prehistoric people lived in the area. While at the Linn Site, learn how to excavate, map, and interpret archaeological material.

Day 7-9

Few words can describe the serenity and beauty of gliding across the mirror-like high altitude lakes of Yellowstone in two-person, ocean-going kayaks. This three-day trip will be a perfect introduction to kayak touring, as you explore this amazing water wilderness at 7,000 feet in elevation. You are bound to see at least some of Yellowstone’s plethora of wildlife: bears, bald eagles, deer, moose, elk, maybe even wolves! Your campsite each night will be on a sandy beach and the night sky will be ablaze with stars.

Day 10-13

After learning the basics of archaeology down in the valleys, you’ll hike into the high Tetons where you will join professional archaeologists who are studying prehistoric life at high elevations. Set up a basecamp from where you will spend each day exploring the high country and learning about prehistoric life in the alpine zone, how archaeologists study the past, and most importantly, how we can preserve the stories and lifestyles of those who came before us.

Day 14

Returning to Jackson Hole, we’ll spend our final day rafting the thrilling Class III and IV rapids of the Grand Canyon of the Snake River and then share our final banquet together beneath the beauty of the Tetons.

Day 1-3

This adventure begins and ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After flying in, take some time to adjust to your new environment and altitude! Spend the first full day of your program getting to know your trip mates, trip leaders, and expert archaeologists who are very special guests on this unique tour of Jackson Hole. A stop by the Jackson Hole Historical Society  and Museum provides a foundation of information that will help to color the rest of your adventure.

Day 4-6

To learn about the science and techniques that archaeologists use to study the past, participate in two days of excavations at the Linn Site in eastern Idaho. The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum has worked at this 10,000-year old campsite for the past three years, studying artifacts to learn how prehistoric people lived in the area. While at the Linn Site, learn how to excavate, map, and interpret archaeological material.

Day 7-9

Few words can describe the serenity and beauty of gliding across the mirror-like high altitude lakes of Yellowstone in two-person, ocean-going kayaks. This three-day trip will be a perfect introduction to kayak touring, as you explore this amazing water wilderness at 7,000 feet in elevation. You are bound to see at least some of Yellowstone’s plethora of wildlife: bears, bald eagles, deer, moose, elk, maybe even wolves! Your campsite each night will be on a sandy beach and the night sky will be ablaze with stars.

Day 10-13

After learning the basics of archaeology down in the valleys, you’ll hike into the high Tetons where you will join professional archaeologists who are studying prehistoric life at high elevations. Set up a basecamp from where you will spend each day exploring the high country and learning about prehistoric life in the alpine zone, how archaeologists study the past, and most importantly, how we can preserve the stories and lifestyles of those who came before us.

Day 14

Returning to Jackson Hole, we’ll spend our final day rafting the thrilling Class III and IV rapids of the Grand Canyon of the Snake River and then share our final banquet together beneath the beauty of the Tetons.