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 precontact history of New York State.

Our 2023 Research Site:  Ayers 2 Precontact Site in Nichols, NY

The Program is open to all members of the public (ages 16+).

Dates*: July 17th-21st, 2023| 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Fees: $250 for new Participants to the Adult Program; $75 for those returning to the Adult Program. No refunds after May 15, 2023.

Location: Binghamton University - Science 1 (first day orientation); Ayers 2 Precontact site for field excavations.

*A minimum number of participants are needed for the session to run.


  • 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.