Topic ID #36891 - posted 3/29/2016 7:27 AM

Historical Archaeology Field Institute


This two-week intensive field school offers hands-on experience in excavation and laboratory study of an archaeological site just across the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The city has several historic districts and developed the first community archaeology program in America. Alexandria is the perfect place to investigate the Shuter’s Hill plantation site and to learn about artifact identification and analysis at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. This summer’s institute focuses on the excavation and study of an area of the site associated with enslaved African Americans. Working with the City of Alexandria’s archaeologists, students will also discuss public heritage values and issues resulting in a public interpretive tour.

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