Passport In Time Takes Volunteers
Passport In Time, a volunteer archeology program sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, provides opportunities for the public to participate in archaeology and help preserve our national heritage. For details on the Passport In Time program, visit the web site at www.passportintime.com/. New listings are posted each March and September.
Maryland Offers Summer Archaeology Course for Teachers
Montgomery College, the Maryland National Park and Planning Commission, and Montgomery County Public Schools plan to hold a one-week archaeology teacher-training program, July 14-18. The program includes opportunities to work one-on-one with an archaeologist to develop classroom lesson plans. For more information contact Tara Tetrault 240-888-6762 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue Field School to Study Hopewell Enclosure
Purdue University is offering an archaeological field school from June 16-August 5. Investigations are planned at a 2,000-year-old Hopewell ceremonial center in southeastern Indiana, near the Ohio border. Major research objectives include mapping and documentation of this endangered but unstudied site. Emphasis will be on geophysical survey techniques, and traditional archaeological methods will also be covered. This is a 9-credit-hour class, and fees will include Purdue tuition, plus food and lodging expenses. For more information, email email@example.com.
Kansas Offers Archeology Training Program Field School
The 2003 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school will be held at the Claussen site in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, July 12—July 20. The Claussen site is a deeply buried, highly stratified, multi-component site exposed along a very steep cutbank. Judging by buried soils and associated radiocarbon dates, the early components at the site may be the material remains of people adapting to the end of the last ice age. A buried Middle Ceramic component is also exposed in the cutbank, and another ceramic culture is present in the plow zone.
The Kansas Archeology Training Program has a long history of introducing interested laypersons to the discipline of archeology. In addition to the field excavation, a field laboratory will be established to process recovered materials. Courses in basic excavation, lithic identification techniques, and Kansas prehistory will be offered for college credit or may be taken simply for personal edification. Survey of the surrounding area will be conducted to identify other archeological sites and to put the Claussen site into a larger context. Various evening programs offer additional educational and social opportunities.
The program is open to participants 10 years and older. For further information, email the Kansas Anthropological Association at KansasKAA@netscape.net.