We are already in the waning days of Season 2017! Time has passed by so fast, and we have discovered many new things about the site. So much, that we have decided to extend the excavations at Canticle Farm for one more year. This was necessitated by the discovery of a new zone of activity that may represent a different time level within the Ancestral Ohiyoh Haudenosaunee time frame.
Pottery fragment in situ within a suspected pit feature.
A plain rimsherd with faint cordmarking below the lip.
A series of test pits form a "trench" exposing the base of the plow zone. Composite photos like this are taken just before we backfill. We will reopen this trench next season to investigate a possible feature in the far end.
The AVP welcomes international volunteers through Volunteers for Peace, a non-profit volunteer placement group.
VFP volunteers must pay their travel expenses to and from Allegany, NY, but
while here, food and lodging are covered by volunteer contributions and a VFP
fee. This year we will host up to 6 VFP volunteers for two weeks (15 July to 29
July). VFP partners with local volunteer organizations in each country, to make
it easier to apply. For more information, you can visit www.vfp.org. Our
project code is VFP-STV05-17.
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