United States: ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE

Country: USA;

Deadline: 05.07.2016

 
WorkWORK: No experience is necessary as new volunteers are teamed up with experienced volunteers for hands on learning. Volunteer opportunities range from field excavations to laboratory processing of artifacts. This is an archaeological field school where volunteers will learn site layout, excavation techniques, soil sampling, plan and profile mapping and processing artifacts (projectile points, pottery, tools etc.). The workday is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The work is done in a friendly and supportive environment. Please understand that this is hard physical labor and involves digging with a trowel or shovel, screening soil and carrying buckets of dirt. This year we will be investigating the Bockmier One Site, dated between 1200-1250 AD. This is an ancestral Iroquois village but also contains components from other time periods. STUDY THEME: Archaeology and Native American culture.Accomodation and foodACCOMMODATION: American and international volunteers will stay in apartments which are a short drive away from the dig site. Separate rooms will be available for female and male volunteers. BRING sleeping bag or your own bedding. All food and meals will be provided for volunteers. We will cook meals together or eat out at local restaurants. Vegetarian and other dietary options will be available.Location and leisureLOCATION: We will work in the town of Allegany in a rural part of New York State. The area is a mixture of small towns, forests, and farms. The dig site is in a field that is currently used as an organic vegetable farm in a beautiful setting beside the Allegheny River. LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will attend the very special Seneca Nation Pow Wow, an amazing Native American festival where a wide range of activities will be held. This is an opportunity to take an in depth look at Native American culture. Ample time is provided for trips to local parks, a Native American museum and local points of interest. TERMINAL: New York City or Buffalo, New YorkPartnerALLEGANY VALLEY PROJECT, ALLEGANY, NEW YORK is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for all people regardless of age and previous abilities to participate in archaeological discovery. Visit http://alleghenyvalleyproject.com/ for more information.