Sunday, December 12, 2021

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2022 Archaeology Programs Update

Looking for unique gifts this holiday season...?

... the Full Program List for the 2022 Public Archaeology Programs is Ready!

Buy the gift of an unforgettable experience. Have a loved one (or yourself!) join us on one of our 3-day or week-long public archaeology programs. We divide our programs by type: Locate, Excavate, Analyze, and Reconstruct.


Spend three-five days learning and doing different archaeology survey techniques. From  mapping and recording natural or archaeological features through hands-on experiences to metal detecting and its use in finding historic sites. 

Woods program March 3-6

Metal Detecting November 13-18

Spend five days in our lab program to learn how we conserve, curate, and conserve archaeological findings; or join us for a special three-day program to see how the ages-old relationship between people and wine can be informative... and tasty!
Lab program March 13-18
Wine Program May 5-8



Over the course of a week, participants will be immersed in the archaeological process and spend four days excavating on our active archaeology site and an entire day in our archaeology laboratory.

March program March 27- April 1

April Program April 10-15

May program May 15-20

High School program July 10-15

Alum program September 18-23

Early October program October 2-7

Late October program October 23-28 

In this program, participants will use 19th century techniques to construct tables and chairs for the cabins in the domestic slave living area in the South Yard, as well as traditional hearth cooking.
South Yard program April 27-May 1

But wait, there's more!
We also are offering our annual month-long Summer Field School, which is taking place May 22- July 1; and be on the lookout for more information on our Summer Teacher's excavation program, which will take place July 24-29.
Explore and Register for Programs Here
Please contact us at with any questions. We hope to see you on a program in 2022!
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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Deep Search in the NEWS

 Vice President Mike King featured in an article about his recent trip to Montpelier Va,