BHSU student receives SD Archaeological Society Award for Student Service

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, October 1, 2015/Categories: 2015



   

   

   

       

           

       

       

           

           Black Hills State University student Keith Croteau, sociology major from Rapid City, received the Justin Runestad Scholarship and South Dakota Archaeological Society Award for Student Service recently. Croteau spent part of his summer working with Dr. Michael Fosha, adjunct instructor at BHSU, conducing archaeological investigations in Harding County, in the northwest part of South Dakota.

            

       

   



Black Hills State University student Keith Croteau received the South Dakota Archaeological Society Award for Student Service and Justin Runestad Scholarship recently.

Croteau, a sociology major from Rapid City, spent part of his summer working with Dr. Michael Fosha, an adjunct instructor at BHSU, conducting archaeological investigations in Harding County, in the northwest part of South Dakota. The two uncovered materials from the paleo Indian era.

The scholarship award is given to students of promise who have demonstrated the desire to learn by aiding researchers in their endeavors to expand knowledge of the past through archaeological means.

"It was great," said Croteau of earning the scholarship award. "Archaeology and history is something I&rsquom really very passionate about. It was extremely satisfying to be acknowledged for my work."

History fascinated Croteau at an early age. His grandpa was a lifelong amateur historian, and Croteau learned much from him.

Croteau also lived overseas when he was younger, and was surrounded by the magnificent European history.

"I read and consumed the knowledge veraciously," he said.

After Croteau enrolled at BHSU, he took an anthropology class from Fosha that piqued his interest.

"I jumped at the opportunity and after taking the class I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do. That&rsquos where I learned about the summer internship," Croteau said.

After Croteau earns his sociology degree, he hopes to continue his education in anthropology or archaeology and one day return to Europe where he will study early medieval and iron age history.
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