The Community Archaeology Program for Adults

This Summer's Site

This year's excavations will be at the prehistoric Boland Site in Campville, NY....




The 2015 CAP Program for Adults is now closed! Please email us at if you would like to be added to the wait list.

The Community Archaeology Program for Adults is designed for members of the public (ages 16+) to join an archaeological field project, and help excavate at a nationally important site alongside professional archaeologists. Participants will learn basic archaeological techniques, as well as an overview of the prehistory of New York State.



The Program is open to all members of the public (ages 16+).
July 13 - 17, 2015  |   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fees are $180 for new participants, $25 for returning members.
Binghamton University - Science 1, Room 106

This year, participants will assist in the ongoing research and archaeological investigations 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.

•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.