Our field season this summer will be a bit more like the pre-pandemic AVP, and we will be running from July 5 until July 31. We are finally able to welcome back our international volunteers through the Volunteers for Peace program! The last VFP group we had was in summer 2019... Stay tuned for more information on scheduling coming up soon! Come and volunteer with us this summer, or just visit a while. Everyone is welcome.
Allegheny Valley Project
A Community for Archaeology
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Monday, July 11, 2022
Field Season 2022
We have been preparing the volunteer house and the dig site over the last few days, and will be ready for excavation volunteers tomorrow (Tuesday 7/12). We have been at the site off and on, and it is as beautiful as ever down there, though a bit dry. Walk-on volunteering is welcome, though be sure to bring plenty to drink and a bag lunch if you plan to stay the full day. We generally dig from about 9:30 until about 4:00. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're in need of directions.
Friday, May 20, 2022
Our summer 2022 program will run for three weeks, from July 10 until July 30. Unfortunately, we will not have the international program this year, but hope to have it up and running again for 2023. See you in the field!
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Today we got the volunteer house situated, and tomorrow we'll be setting up the field area and breaking ground to expose some of the earlier units from which we plan to expand. We'll be in and out of the site, as we're still in set-up mode, but if you stop by and we happen to be there, come on down and say 'Hi!' We're also excited about our new lab space, and we'll be trying that out if it rains this week.
Friday, July 9, 2021
We can finally confirm that we will be running a scaled-down field season for 2021! Our program will be welcoming volunteers from July 25 through August 14. We will be continuing our investigations at the Canticle Farms site called Bockmier One. It is a Late Woodland village site that was once inhabited by the Ohiyo Haudenosaunee, people who form part of the ancestry of today's Onondagawa (Seneca). Our focus this year will be on identifying the features and structures in the southwest corner if the site, and how they relate to the broader site in general. We will have opportunities for fieldwork and lab work, so come on out and learn a bit about archaeology!