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Sunday, March 31, 2019

AVP VFP 2019

This season, our international Volunteers for Peace program will run from July 13 to July 27, as we welcome up to 8 volunteers from around the world. VFP partners with local volunteer organizations in each country, to make it easier to apply for and obtain a visa. You can email them at to ask about partner organizations in your country. A list can also be found on their website at The AVP project code is VFP-STV05-19.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Field Season 2019

Our dates for the 2019 season are official: July 8 through August 15. We are gearing up for another great season of archaeology and education! See you soon!

                         Potsherd with ancient repairs evident from Bockmier One.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

New Features to Map

We're beginning to get a clearer picture of the features in the southwest corner of the field. In addition to the thermal feature (orange area), few postmolds have turned up (dark circular stains), and we will follow them to see if a structure was present.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Leonie examines an artifact she found during excavations at Canticle Farm's Bockmier Site.

Monday, July 16, 2018

7th Annual Overlook Photo

We made it up to the overlook once again, for the seventh annual installment...

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Meet the International Volunteers

Every year we host a new cohort of volunteers who participate int he Volunteers for Peace program, and this year seven volunteers are joining us from across Europe.
Leonie, here seen working the screens, is from Berlin, Germany.

Patrick, our only American VFP volunteer, hails from Arlington, Virginia, though he has traveled extensively.

Amaury is from Nancy, in eastern France.

Nathan lives in Sabran, in southern France.

Javier, seen excavating in a test unit, spends part of the year in Barcelona, and part in Girona, Spain.

Anna comes to us from Brno, in Czechia.

Emil lives in Espoo, in southern Finland. 

Come on down to the dig to meet and work with them!

Season 2018 Underway!

Come on out and visit or volunteer at the Canticle Farm North Fields (behind the market) just west of Allegany, NY.
Volunteers screen for artifacts at the Bockmier One site at Canticle Farm.