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Archaeology for Teens Program
The 2015 Teen program is now closed! Please email us at CommunityArchaeologyProgram@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.
The Archaeology For Teens program is designed for students entering Grades 7-10. In addition to facility tours, classroom activities, and fieldwork, students will participate in experimental archaeology, in-depth survey and mapping techniques, and other activities tailored for this age-group.
This year, Teens will have the opportunity to assist in the excavations at the prehistoric Boland site located along the Susquehanna River in Tioga County, NY (about 15 miles west of campus). The site has multiple time periods ranging from hunter-gatherer camps (c. 2500-1000 B.C.) to an agricultural community (c. A.D. 1000-1300). Previous excavations have discovered a diversity of lithics (points, tools, rough stone, fire-cracked rock) and pottery. Storage/refuse pits and hearths are also part of the community patterning at the site.
Dates: July 13 - 17, 2015
Fee: $180 per participant
Binghamton University - Science 1, Room 106
•CAP instructors will tailor field activities to your interests, skills, and physical abilities.
•Transportation will be provided to and from the CAP excavation site.
•Tools and materials necessary for excavation will be provided.
•Participants must bring their own lunch.