Binghamton University offers archaeology classes for all ages


Binghamton University will offer a series of archaeology classes on campus this summer, offering opportunities for archaeologist of all ages to uncover the mysteries of our community’s past.  

The first series is geared specifically for kids. Offered through the University’s Continuing Education and Outreach office, the “Archaeology for Kids” program will be held twice: July 11-14 and July 18-21.

The program introduces students ages 9 to 13 to the science of archaeology. Students spend three half-days on-campus to learn important archaeological concepts through hands-on, interactive activities. The fourth full day involves a visit to a local archaeological site to observe archaeologists at work and to assist in the recovery of artifacts. The cost for each session is $129, with a 10% discount if participants sign up for both sessions.

For more information visit or call 607-777-6857.

For older students and adults, Binghamton University’s Public Archaeology Facility (PAF) will offer classes on campus and at the 4,000-year-old Castle Gardens Site in Vestal, NY.  The program includes one day of lectures and hands-on activities, plus three days of excavation alongside archaeologists at the Castle Gardens site. The session will be held July 11 – 15 and the cost is $140.

Contact Nina Versaggi, PAF director at 607-777-4786, via e-mail at or visit the website at

Last Updated: 9/17/13