Historical Archaeology perfect for Amateur Researchers

The Division of Historical Resources in New Hampshire is offering a wonderful opportunity for citizen scientists to learn new skills, have some summer fun “hunting in the woods,” and to provide important discoveries on regional historical landmarks and resources.

There is no digging required, just a little bug repellent (and apparently a small fee of $25 to help cover the basic costs)… and short training courses, or “field schools,” are available to prepare the inexperienced. In particular, the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (or SCRAP) is looking for locations of old building foundations–called cellar holes–from communities that once existed in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

“Amateur archaeologists, can you dig it, carefully?” :: by Dave Brooks :: The Nashua Telegraph :: July 16, 2008 :: [ READ ]

Learn more about historical archaeology from The Society for Historical Archaeology, including their Current Project List.

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Last updated January 15, 2021