2013 Summer Archaeological Field School
In 2013 the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will conduct its 29th annual archaeological field school in conjunction with the College of William and Mary. Two five-week sessions will focus on locating evidence for the Bray School, a school for enslaved children operating in the 1760s. For more about the Bray School see: http://www.wm.edu/as/undergraduate/curriculum/summer/news/bray_school.php, http://williamsburg.kspot.org/other/other178.htm and http://hnn.us/articles/137535.html. The site is located behind the College of William and Mary’s Brown Hall, at the corner of Boundary and Prince George Streets.
Dates for the two summer sessions are:
Session 1: May 28–June 28, 2013
Session 2: July 1–August 2, 2013
Beginning in the spring, participants can register for the program (ANTH 225) through the College of William and Mary (www.wm.edu/registrar).
Students registered in the 2013 Archaeological Field School will learn excavation techniques and recording, as well as the identification of common eighteenth-century artifacts. They will be introduced to archaeology’s specialties, including Conservation, Public Archaeology, and Zooarchaeology, through lectures and required reading.
As in past years, the upcoming excavation will focus on public interpretation. Students interact with visitors on a daily basis, providing site background as well as interpretation of the excavation currently underway. Participants can register for the program through the College of William and Mary (www.wm.edu/registrar). For additional program details, please contact Mark Kostro (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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