Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Archaeology Day at Historic Huguenot Street

From the Huguenot Historical Society in New Paltz, NY:

Archaeology Day - This Saturday [July 25, 2009]

The street is teeming with archaeologists (and archaeologists in training). The Archaeological Field School of the State University of New York at New Paltz is back, continuing their dig in the lawn between the Deyo and Bevier-Elting Houses. Artifacts, including large pieces of an 18th century bottle (shown above), have been unearthed already. Joining the group from SUNY are our Archaeology Campers. Kevin and Shari are keeping them busy, digging in their own pit and learning about the value of "what lies beneath."

On Saturday, the public is invited to join the fun. Archaeology Day is a special opportunity to be part of a live dig at what Professor Joseph Diamond, head of the Field School, calls "one of the most archaeological rich sites in the Hudson Valley."

Archaeology Day is from 9am to 4pm. Individuals may register for the full-day or a half-day. The morning is for ages 13 and up. Families with younger children are welcome at the afternoon session. $25 per half-day or register for the full-day and receive a $10 discount. Click here to register online.

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