Community Archaeology Program (CAP)

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Location: Binghamton, New York, United States

Season Dates: July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014
Application Deadline: July 8, 2013


Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University (SUNY)

Project Director: Nina Versaggi, Laurie Miroff and Lynda Carroll, PAF, Binghamton University

Project Description

The Community Archaeology Program (CAP) offers a professionally supervised opportunity for non-archaeologists to participate in archaeological research projects. Binghamton University organizes  three summer programs: CAP session for adults (ages 18 and older; CAP for Teens (13-18); AND CAP for Kids (10-12).  Each program is for five sequential full days. CAP for adults involves one day of lectures and hands-on artifact experience, then four full days excavating with professional archaeologists on a prehistoric site (pre-AD 1300) in the Susquehanna Valley of New York.  CAP for Teens and Kids includes a combination of in-lab and outdoor archaeological activities time at the same archaeological site hosting the CAP Adult session.   CAP is ideal for elementary and high school students, and adults looking for an exciting outdoor summer program linked to interests in history and archaeology.  Experience the hard work and thrills of discovery while assisting with a professional archaeological project that is part of historic preservation initiatives. Field tasks can accommodate the physical abilities of each participant. Note: CAP is not a substitute for an accredited field school in archaeology.

Period(s) of Occupation: Historic Period (c. 1799-present)

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 5 days

Minimum Age: 10

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements

Local motels and campgrounds. Call PAF for information: 607-777-4786

Cost: $169 (CAP Kids); $175 (CAP Teens and Adults)

Academic Credit
Number of credits offered: none

Contact Information
Nina Versaggi or Laurie Miroff
Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University (SUNY)
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Phone: 607-777-4786
Fax: 607-777-2288

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