Catch up on everything we found on our first crowdfunded dig in the USA! We had two weeks in upstate New York to investigate the remains of the most important Shaker settlement in America.
In 2013, DigVentures completed a targeted excavation of the ruins of the Center Family Wash House on the campus of Darrow School. This year, we expanded the project to take stock of both the above- and below-ground archaeology, and to establish targets for more fieldwork in future seasons.
The excavation took place over two weeks in June 2017, during which we:
DigVentures believes that archaeologists can carry out internationally important research while bringing as many people on this journey with us as possible, and making the thrill of discovery available to everyone.
With a location that combines significant amounts of archaeological remains with many Shaker structures still in use, this field school will provide students with training in the practical skills involved in the archaeological fieldwork as well as a unique opportunity to learn about heritage interpretation, historic buildings and site management, public engagement and community archaeology.
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