It’s DigVentures’ very first trip to the USA! We’re headed to upstate New York to find 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’re going to expand 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 is set to take place over two weeks:
During those two weeks, we will:
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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