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2107 NH SCRAP Paleoindian Site Exploration in Jefferson, New Hampshire

The New Hampshire State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP) field school for 2017 will take place at the Jefferson VI Paleoindian Site, a Paleoindian caribou hunting and processing encampment overlooking the Israel River in Jefferson, NH.
The field school is structured in three sessions, each two weeks long (June 26 – July 7, July 9 –July 21 and July 23 –August 4). Fieldwork will take place daily on weekdays from 8 AM to 4 PM, with occasional evening lectures.
A field camp will be established in Randolph, NH where participants may reside during the field
school. Those electing to use the field camp will need to provide their own tents and camping gear. An indoor kitchen with necessary supplies will be available for preparation of meals.
All fieldwork and instruction will be directed by Dr. Richard Boisvert, New Hampshire State Archaeologist, and the field school will conform to standards for archaeology set by the National Park Service.
For more information: Download the flyer or contact the NH Division of Historical Resources at 603-271-6433 or by visiting the SCRAP website at: https://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/SCRAP.htm

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2107 NH SCRAP Historical Archaeological Field School

The New Hampshire State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP) Field School in Historical Archaeology will take place at “the Hollow” located at Livermore Falls, on the Pemigewasset River, in the towns of Plymouth, Holderness and Campton, NH. A preliminary survey was conducted during the 2016 SCRAP program at Livermore Falls. The study identified numerous archaeological features associated with occupation at the “Hollow”.
It is anticipated that archaeological remains of milling and other 17th to 19th century light industrial activities including associated worker’s residences, a school and a store may still exist within the “Hollow”. Field school participants will engage in research and excavation at one of the foundations previously identified. Students will document specific activity areas that are associated with the site. Data recovery techniques, artifact identification and excavation documentation skills will be taught.
The field school is structured in two sessions, each two weeks long (August 7-18 and August 21-Sept 1). Fieldwork will take place daily on weekdays from 8 AM to 4 PM.
All fieldwork and instruction will be directed by David Trubey and Edna Feighner archaeologists with the Division of Historical Resources. The field school will conform to standards for archaeology set by the National Park Service.
For more information: Download the flyer or contact the NH Division of Historical Resources at 603-271-6433 or by visiting the SCRAP website at: https://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/SCRAP.htm