Past CAP Sites

Castle Gardens

Castle Gardens

In the 1960s, excavations at Castle Gardens uncovered a prehistoric site with a rich trash midden, layers of Late Archaic artifacts, and features, such as hearths. Archaeologists found a distinctive small, finely-notched point not previously recognized on New York and Pennsylvania sites....

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Hale Eddy Prehistoric Archaeological District (HEPAD)


In 2007, the Community Archaeology Program worked at the Hale Eddy Prehistoric Archaeological District (HEPAD). The district is located along the West Branch of the Delaware River in the Towns of Deposit and Hancock, Delaware County, New York. Over 22 prehistoric sites, ranging from the late...

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Little League Baseball Field site

The CAP Program

In the summer of 2016 CAP worked at the prehistoric Little League Baseball Field site in Pennsylvania. Participants joined professional archaeologists in ongoing research and archaeological investigations at the site, located along the Susquehanna River near its confluence with the Chemung River in Bradford County, PA (about 40 miles southwest of campus). The site has evidence for use during multiple time periods ranging from hunter-gatherer camps (c. 2500-1000 B.C.) to an agricultural community (c. A.D. 1000-1300). Excavations discovered a diversity of lithics (projectile points, tools, rough stone, fire-cracked rock) and pottery. Based on the data and research potential, the site has been declared eligible for the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

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Campville Boland Site

The CAP Program

During the summers of 2013 and 2015, CAP participants excavated at the Campville Boland site. The site was identified by the Public Archaeology Facility (PAF) in 2008.  An archaeological survey located a large, multicomponent prehistoric site on a terrace north of the Susquehanna River in Campville, New York. 

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Patterson Site

The CAP Program

The 2014 CAP program was at the historic Amos Patterson house site in the Town of Union, Broome County, New York. Excavations took place in the yard area surrounding the standing Federal period Amos Patterson house.

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The John Moore Farm Site

The CAP Program

Throughout the summers of 2009, 2011, and 2012, the Community Archeology Program (CAP) and professional archaeologists from the Public Archaeology Facility (PAF) completed a series of excavations at the prehistoric John Moore Farm site in the City of Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

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The Historic Unitaria Site


CAP 2018 was held at the historic Unitaria site, located in the Town of Colesville, Broome County, New York. The site is on land that was associated with the Hurlburt family who were part of a troupe that trained horses for performances all over the United States. CAP's investigations added detail to the town's memorializing of this community.