Community Archaeology Program

Archaeology for Teens Camp

The Archaeology For Teens PROGRAM is designed for students entering Grades 7-10. In addition to facility tours, classroom activities, and fieldwork, students will PARTICIPATE in experimental archaeology, in-depth SURVEY and mapping techniques, and other activities tailored for this age-group.

This year, Teens will have the opportunity to assist in the excavations 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.

Dates: July 10-14, 2017
Time: 8:30-4:30
Fee: $195 per PARTICIPANT
Binghamton University - Science 1, Room 106

Program Registration

  • 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.
  • No refunds after May 15, 2017.
  • Pick up is at 4:30. There is a $25 fee for late pick up (after 4:40).

Last Updated: 3/6/17