Community Archaeology Program

Summer Program for Adults

-- Photography: Dave Tuttle.

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 10-14, 2017| 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fees are $195 for new PARTICIPANTS, $25 for returning members. No refunds after May 15, 2017.
Binghamton University - Science 1, Room 106


This year, PARTICIPANTS will assist in the ongoing research and archaeological INVESTIGATIONS at the historic Native American site of Queen Esther's Town located along the Chemung River in Athens, Pennsylvania (about 40 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), but the main component we will investigate is the 1700s town of Delaware Indians governed by Esther Montour. Geophysical survey with magnetometers and drones is already underway to identify features that archaeologists will investigate.

  • 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.
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-- Photography: Dave Tuttle.

Last Updated: 3/2/17