Sunday, January 22, 2012

SRAC Donates Educational Collection to Broome Community College

SRAC's Don Hunt and Mike Sisto with Broome's Lynda Carroll with one of the 53 containers of artifacts.
(WAVERLY, NY) The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center has donated an educational collection of artifacts to Broome Community College. Broome's Anthropology Adjunct Professor, Lynda Carroll picked up the 53 containers of artifacts recently and will take them to the college to be used by her students in her Introduction to Anthropology class this semester.

SRAC's co-founder and executive director Deb Twigg stated, "The Center received the collection a few months ago and painstakingly cataloged the collection artifacts. We found that the collection provenance was questionable and not relative to our region of study. After much consideration as to what would be the best use for this collection, we decided to donate the collection to Broome Community College to enhance their students learning experience. It's my understanding that this collection will be the first artifacts that the college has for their students to work with. For that reason, we are proud to make this transaction in order to try to inspire young students to pursue the profession of archaeology." Carroll added, "This semester, students in BCC's Archaeology Lab Course will have the chance to sort through this great collection."

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center is dedicated to education, research and preservation of the region's Native American  archaeological and historical assets for the communities within the Twin Tier Region of southern eastern NY and northeastern PA. To learn more visit the Center at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY or on the web at

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