FIELD SCHOOL FOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL

The following is excerpted from the CT State Museum of Natural History's web site, which is repeated in the "Upcoming Activities" page at the time it is scheduled.


Veterans and active duty military personnel will spend a week doing hands-on archaeology at an Archaeology Field School sponsored by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Office of State Archaeology. The field school will cover the basics of field methods, paperwork, data management, and artifact identification. Learning proper archaeological methods will develop the participant's understanding of the ethical aspects of archaeology and the archaeologist's responsibility to preserve the data they retrieve so that it will remain valuable to future researchers.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience an official Office of State Archaeology dig at a historic site in Connecticut.

Advance Registration is required. However, there will be no charge for those attending.
For additional information or to request a registration form, please call 860-486-5690.