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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Community Archaeology Day 2015

On Saturday, August 1, we will once again host Community Archaeology Day, a chance for the local community to get to know how archaeology works, and to experience tools and technologies from a bygone age. We have an artifact identification station, where you can bring in your artifact collections to learn more about the people who made them. We also have atlatl dart throwing lessons, flint knapping demonstrations, and a pottery station where you can learn how ceramic pots for cooking and storage were made and decorated. The excavations will be open as well, with educational tours. Come on down to Canticle Farm Market at 3809 Old State Road in Allegany, NY to participate. We'll be there from 10am to 5pm Saturday. See you then!

Friday, July 24, 2015

4th Annual Overlook Photo

Some of our volunteers and students are keeping the tradition alive!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Working Hard

Our volunteers and students have been hard at work uncovering new data at the ancient village.

Cynthia and Mark break ground on a new unit, while Clare finishes a Base of Level plan map using a Regency Grid.

George, Manuel and Sonja are leveling the base of their unit.

Julio Cesar presenting a potsherd he uncovered in Feature 13-05.

Jay, Shawn, Destiny and Ranny discovered a fourth hearth in the longhouse.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

AVP at the Pow Wow

This Saturday the local and international students took a break from digging to enjoy the Seneca Veteran's Pow Wow.
L-R: Clare, Julio, Ranny, Destiny, Damra, Mark, Shawn, and Manuel

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Our International Volunteers

Our International Students, participating in the Volunteers for Peace program, have been working hard this week. We've also been taking in some local recreational activities, including visiting the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, and bowling a few sets at Good Times.

Julio searching the screen for artifacts. He hails from Costa Rica.

Mark (center) is working with Destiny and Jill. Mark is from Switzerland.

Ranny, from South Korea, is screening with Shawn and Tom.

Having fun at the screen with George, Damra joins us from Turkey.

Manuel is hard at work removing plow zone. He is visiting from Germany.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Week 1 Update

The season is off to a great start. We have some familiar faces, as well as many new faces this year. The Field School students have been working hard for the whole week, and our international volunteers have arrived and will begin work on Monday.

Volunteers Mitch, Cynthia and Celia

JCC students Shawn, Clare and Destiny

Monday, July 6, 2015

Opening Day

It's finally time for Opening Day! We will be starting the Field School and organizing equipment today, and our students will be measuring out the grid and opening a few of the units from last year. Visitors and volunteers are welcome at the site from day 1, so come on out to the Canticle Farms Market to see us! We're at 3809 Old State Road in Allegany, NY. See you soon!