2020-03-09: NH Division of Historical Resources announces summer archaeology field school sites, schedule2020-03-09T10:50:08-04:00


Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Twitter: @NHDNCR

NH Division of Historical Resources announces summer archaeology field school sites, schedule

The N.H. Division of Historical Resources has announced this year’s State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program field school dates and locations.

The NHDHR will run programs at two sites that will investigate Native American settlement prior to the arrival of European settlers. A separate field school, run by Great Bay Archaeological Survey, will focus on a 17th-century historic site in Durham.

The NHDHR field schools are run as separate sessions and in two locations. The first will take place from July 13-24 along the Suncook River at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown. Session II will take place from July 27-Aug. 7 at Pillsbury State Park in Washington. They will be directed by NHDHR archaeologists Mark Doperalski and David Trubey.

GBAS’ field school will return to an established 17th-century site in Durham, with two sessions taking place June 1-12 and June 15-26. Each will be directed by University of New Hampshire Professor Meghan Howey.

All field schools run Monday-Friday, weather permitting.

SCRAP volunteers and students learn archaeological survey and excavation techniques, including artifact identification and excavation documentation.

Registration for the NHDHR 2020 SCRAP field schools closes May 31. For more information, including how to register, visit nh.gov/nhdhr/SCRAP.htm and click on “Upcoming Events & Opportunities” or contact the NHDHR at 603-271-6433.

Registration for the GBAS 2020 field schools closes May 1. For more information and to register, contact Meghan Howey, meghan.howey@unh.edu.

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.