I Dig Germanna 3-Day Archaeology Workshop

Mon, July 16 2018, 9:00 AM - Wed, July 18 2018, 5:00 PM [EST]

2062 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, VA, United States

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I Dig Germanna 3-Day Archaeology Workshop Partial Approval -$100.00

Your chance to play in the dirt! Join staff archaeologist Dr. Eric Larsen and assist in supervised field work at the Fort Germanna / Enchanted Castle site in Locust Grove, VA from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. The fine print: Due to necessary training which will be given the first day, participants must commit to all three days of the workshop. Participants must be 16 years of age or older (age 14-15 allowed if accompanied by parent/guardian), and in good health as field work is conducted outside with limited shelter and facilities.

Make a donation to the Germanna Foundation Archaeology Program

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Your donation helps to support the Germanna Foundation's Archaeology Program as it conducts digs to find the original remains of the historic 1714 Fort Germanna. The program also researches Alexander Spotswood's "Enchanted Castle" site in the same area, and helps preserve the nearby mid-1700s Salubria manor.

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Mon, July 16 2018, 9:00 AM - Wed, July 18 2018, 5:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

Have you ever wanted to be an archaeologist? Have you ever wanted to dig at a historic site? Join Germanna Foundation's Staff Archaeologist Dr. Eric Larsen and assist in supervised field work at the Fort Germanna / Enchanted Castle site in Locust Grove, VA from 9:00 in the morning to 5:00 pm each day.

The fine print: Due to necessary training which will be given the first day, participants must commit to all three days of the workshop. Participants must be 16 years of age or older (age 14-15 allowed if accompanied by parent/guardian), and in good health as field work is conducted outside with limited shelter and facilities.

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About the Organizer

The Germanna Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring the Colonial Virginia frontier via the historic 1714 Fort Germanna and its German colonists and their descendants. It is located at the Fort Germanna Visitor Center In Locust Grove, VA, between Fredericksburg and Culpeper. Behind the Visitor Center is our 170-acre Siegen Forest nature and hiking trails along the Rapidan River. The Foundation conducts archaeological exploration and conservation, genealogical research and publishing, and historic preservation and interpretation. Its Archaeology Program, run by a professional archaeologist and his team of archaeology student interns, conducts digs during the summer at the original Fort Germanna site seeking to locate remains of the actual five-sided fort and its walls. They also study the remains of Alexander Spotswood's "Enchanted Castle" on the same site. The Germanna Foundation owns and maintains several historic sites and properties, such as Salubria Manor, that were part of or closely connected to the Germanna colonies, the town of Germanna, and the other early colonial Virginia settlements and towns in the Piedmont area of Virginia. For more information about the Foundation, go to its website: GERMANNA.org.

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Event Speakers

Eric Larsen, PhD

Staff Archaeologist, Germanna Foundation

Dr. Larsen has over 25 years of archaeological experience, having worked with the National Park Service, University of Maryland, City of Alexandria, and the George Washington Foundation. He has taught introductory Archaeology classes and trained numerous students through a variety of Field Schools primarily in the Mid-Atlantic States.

http://germanna.org/2014/11/18/germanna-foundation-announces-appointment-of-dr-eric-larsen-as-staff-archaeologist/

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