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 2022 Research Site is the precontact Ayers 2 Site in Tioga County, New York.

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

Dates*: July 11-15, 2022| 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Fees: $215 for new Participants to the Adult Program; $50 for those returning to the Adult Program. No refunds after May 15, 2022.

Location: Binghamton University - Science 1 (first day orientation); Tioga County for field excavations.

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

 All participants must adhere to University policies regarding masking. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the start of the program required to participate.


  • 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.