38 Curtis Rd., Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.
An Archaeology Field School open to anyone with an interest in Connecticut's prehistoric archaeology will be held at an active excavation site in Litchfield County, July 9-13. The Institute of American Indian Studies-sponsored Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club, under the leadership of archaeologist Dr. Lucianne Lavin (Director of Research and Collections at the IAIS Museum), has been working at the site for several years. The club has already recovered hundreds of stone tools and pottery sherds on the site, including some with associated radiocarbon dates of 4,200 years before present. The Club's non-accredited field school will teach the basics of mapping, excavation techniques, artifact identification, and documentation. The field school will take place Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm on the week of July 9 and costs $125 per participant. The fee includes a 1-year club membership for 2012. The field school is open to anyone 14 years of age or older. Students aged 13 or under with a special interest in archaeology are welcome with an accompanying adult participant. For further information or to make reservations, please call Eric Jones, Club President at 860-354-0708 or Craig Nelson, Vice President at 860-868-0501.(registration is limited to 15 persons). More information on the Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club is available at http://lhac.iaismuseum.org.