Monday, April 6, 2009

Field Schools and Volunteer Digging Opportunities in New York

The following is a list of Archaeological digs in New York State that are looking for volunteers ! Note: The listing does not constitute an NYSAA endorsement.

Western Hull House, Lancaster, Historic and McKendry Site, Irving, Prehistoric. Dates for both to be announced.Contact Doug Perrelli, SUNY/Buffalo Archaeological Survey,

Hiscock Site, Byron, Paleontological/Paleo. Most likely dates: July 18-Aug. 8. Contact Richard Laub, Buffalo Museum of Science,

Mills Mansion, Mount Morris, Historic. Saturdays and Sundays in July and August, 10–7 (modest fee). St. John Fisher College. Contact Justin Tubiolo,, (585) 671-7886.

Bittner Farm, Rochester, Historic. June 11-25, Mon. – Thurs. 9:30-12:30, Monroe Community College. Contact Ann Morton,, H: (315) 986-3086.

Billings Blacksmith Shop, Canandaigua, Historic. July 27-Aug. 11, Mon. – Thurs., 9:30-12:30, Finger Lakes Community College. Contact Ann Morton, H: (315) 986-3086.

Central White Site, Norwich, Prehistoric. Tuesdays, Chenango Chapter. Contact Don Windsor (607) 336-4628,

Miller Site, Cortland County, Prehistoric. SUNY Cortland. Contact Ellie McDowell-Loudan, SUNY Cortland,

SUNY/Binghamton’s Community Archaeology Program, Prehistoric. July 13-17 ($150). See

Northern Perch Lake Mounds, Watertown, Prehistoric. Tues., Wed., Thurs. every other week starting March 31, Thousand Islands Chapter. Contact Diane Coates (315) 222-3802,

Storrs Harbor, Sackets Harbor, Historic. Weekends starting late Spring, Thousand Islands Chapter. Contact Tim Abel (315) 486-0030,

British Fort, Fort Edward, Historic. July 6- Aug. 14, Adirondack Community College. Contact David Starbuck,

Eastern Schoharie Creek Site, Prehistoric. Saturdays from mid-May until late October, Iroquois Indian Museum. Contact Fred Stevens (518) 383-3107,

Long Island Joseph Lloyd Manor, Historic. June 24-July 31. Hofstra. Contact Jenna Coplin (516) 463-7625,

Blydenburgh Co. Park, Eastern Suffolk Co. BOCES. July 20-23, July 27-30, 8am-noon. Open to elementary and high school students. Adult volunteers accepted. Contact Gaynell Stone,

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