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 prehistoric Athens/Sayre site located along the Susquehanna River in Bradford County, PA (about 40 miles southwest 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). Previous excavations have discovered a diversity of lithics (points, tools, rough stone, fire-cracked rock) and pottery. Storage/refuse pits and hearths are also an expected part of the community patterning at the site.
Dates: July 10-14, 2017
Fee: $195 per PARTICIPANT
Binghamton University - Science 1, Room 106
- 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.