3 – Day Public Archaeology Workshop

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Location: Almo, ID, US

Season: June 15, 2018 to June 17, 2018

Session Dates: Session 1, June 15-17, 2018 ** Full - Waiting List Avail**


Program Type:

RPA Certified:

Castle Rocks State Park

Project Director:
Tara Cannon, M.A., RPA

Project Description:

** Full – Waiting List Avail ** In the 1880s, Danish immigrant Jorgen P. Jensen moved his family to southern Idaho where he homesteaded for 18 years. The home site is now part of Castle Rocks State Park and it is being studied to help understand the daily lives of the early settlers in the area. 

This public workshop will take place Friday, June 15th – Sunday, June 17th, under the direction of the Park Archaeologist. Adults and teens (13+) who want to learn about archaeology and settler history are welcome to participate, no previous archaeology experience required. The participants will take part in all aspects of the excavation, including digging, measuring, screening, completing excavation records, and processing artifacts. 

The workshop is limited to 15 participants and the registration fee is $20 per person. Teens under 18 must participate with a parent or guardian. 

You can register by calling Tara at 208-824-5915 or by emailing Participants can stay at the project campground for no fee or make their own arrangements. Participants are responsible for their own meals except lunch on Sunday. Fieldwork supplies, including gloves, are provided. 

Optional evening programs will also take place. 

Period(s) of Occupation: Historic - Western Settlement 1880s-1890s

3-day public archaeology workshop in southern Idaho, open to the public ages 13 and up

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 3 Days

Minimum Age: 13

Experience Required: No experience required

Room and Board Arrangements:
Participants can stay and the project campground in nearby City of Rocks for free or make their own arrangements.  Cost: $20 per person for 3-day workshop (helps cover supplies, special evening programs, and lunch on last day).

Academic Credit:
Non-credit workshop credits offered by N/A. Tuition is N/A.

Contact Information:

Tara McClure-Cannon

PO Box 169




Phone: 208-824-5915

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