Sunday, July 15, 2007

July 13: Volunteer Training Day/Open House

We held a Training Day/Open House at the Akin House this past Friday. About 30 potential volunteers attended the event and were introduced to the basics of site history and archaeological field methods (photo © Diane Gilbert 2007). Volunteers are scheduled to work at the site during during non-class hours over the next three weeks. They will supplement our student crew. Some volunteers will excavate, others will process artifacts. All will learn about local history, the discipline of archaeology, and artifact identification. We are grateful to our volunteers and are glad they will play an active role in developing the Akin House as a community resource and learning center.