Public Archaeology at the Christopher Vought House Required viewing: Fieldwork Orientation Videos
- SUMMER 2015! -
The 1759 Vought House will continue our popular public archaeology program again this summer!
Please stay tuned for further details. Thank you Astle-Alpaugh Foundation for your generous and enthusiastic support of our educational mission! (The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation announces this year's grant recipients!)
The Research will pick up where we left of last year:
A buried foundation southeast of the house not damaged by later construction. The outlines of this foundation and its use as a spring house are now known. The artifacts to be found beside the foundation’s as yet undisturbed walls assure a rich experience for participants. They can expect to uncover further artifacts, beyond those already on display, along the unexposed foundation walls. This years findings may affect our interpretation of the Vought farmstead for decades to come.
Participants should be at least 16 years of age. (Younger participants can be accommodated by special request.) Participants must commit to work at least one full day (10 am - 3 pm).
All participants were required to view the fieldwork orientation videos on the right - prior to participating in the dig.
Participants were also required to download & read this flyer:
Safety Issues, Public Archaeology
And, for the curious, a complete Fieldwork Manual is linked here.
Request information about future opportunities with our public archaeology program below.