This is the place to find out the latest developments in the AVP. Find out what new archaeological discoveries have been made, and find out how to volunteer for an archaeological investigation.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pipe Stem fragment

Anne-Claire, visiting from France, found a ceramic pipe stem fragment.

State Park Weekend

Taking a break from digging, we visited a few state parks this past weekend...

Ruins at Allegany State Park

Stone Tower, Allegany State Park

The Annual Overlook Photo, Allegany State Park

Letchworth State Park: l-r Marco, Thomas, Clara, Anna, Anne-Claire, Jan, Laura and Laurie

Another Letchworth photo

Monday, July 24, 2017

AVP Fieldwork

We've been working hard in the southwest corner of the field this year, investigating some anomalies we picked up with the gradiometer at the end of last season.

Local volunteer Drake, Rich from Texas, and Jan from the Czech Republic square up a test unit.

Marco from Italy screens for artifacts.

Thomas from Massachusetts trowels in a unit dominated by an abandoned woodchuck den.

Jill from Colorado helps field school student Laura from Washington measure an artifact elevation.

Clara from France goes over paperwork with Sonja from Virginia.

Anne-Claire from France looks for artifacts in the screen.

Laura helps Anna from Spain break up roots at the screen.

Local volunteer Carol takes care of paperwork for one of the digging crews.

We have room for more volunteers, of all ages and abilities. Come on down to see what it's like to be an archaeologist!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

It takes a village...

... to investigate a village! Some surprising features are showing up in the southeast corner of the field. Come on down to see what's coming up!

Monday, July 10, 2017


Field Season 2017 is upon us! If you're in the area, stop in and say hi. Volunteers and visitors are always welcome, no experience necessary. Email for more information.

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