FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2018
NH archaeology field school: one site, two distinct time periods
The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources’ 2018 summer archaeology field school will return to a site that has been used by generations of occupants from two distinct cultures.
Located in “the Hollow” at Livermore Falls, the field school will focus on a foundation identified from the site’s 19th century mill history and will also study recently discovered intact features from what may be a Native American occupation.
Coordinated through the NHDHR’s New Hampshire State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP), the field school will conform to archaeology standards set by the National Park Service. David Trubey, archaeologist with the N.H. Division of Historical Resources will direct fieldwork and instruction.
Participants will have hands-on experience in data recovery techniques, artifact identification and excavation documentation.
Sessions take place July 9-20 and July 23-Aug. 3. There is no fee to participate as a volunteer; however, a $40 donation to defray the cost of supplies and instructional materials is suggested. Graduate and undergraduate credit through Plymouth State University is available. Volunteers receive the same instruction as credit students.
Advance registration for each field school is required by June 4. For more information and to register, visit nh.gov/nhdhr/SCRAP.htm and click on “Upcoming Events & Opportunities,” then “SCRAP Field School 2018” or contact the NHDHR at 603-271-2813.
New Hampshire’s Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archaeological, architectural and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among its most important environmental assets. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit nh.gov/nhdhr or call 603-271-3483.