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Archaeology Field School for Adults with the Office of State Archaeology

Thursday, August 15, 2024 All day
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    Participants will gain hands on experience contributing to an authentic and significant archaeological investigation, working with primary sources at a 17th-century colonial site in South Glastonbury, Connecticut. Days will start at 9am and end at 3pm, with a break for a brown bag lunch. The field school will cover the basics of field methods, paperwork, mapping, data management, and artifact identification. The program is designed to provide a deeper appreciation of the importance of archaeology as a tool for learning about Connecticut's fascinating past. Learning proper archaeological methods will develop the participant's understanding of the ethical aspects of archaeology and the archaeologist's responsibility to preserve the data they retrieve so that it will remain valuable to future researchers. The Archaeological Field School is taught by Connecticut State Archaeologist Dr. Sarah Sportman with support from FOSA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the Connecticut Office of State Archaeology through education, public outreach, partnerships with local communities, financial support, and public assistance. While the program is open to all adults, it may be of special interest to educators who teach history or social sciences in a classroom or museum setting.Space for this program is limited!Registration is open to adults aged 18+ and ends Wednesday August 7, 2024.
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