Public Outreach & Education

Field Schools Archaeology Season 2016

Albany Archeology Field SchoolAlbany Archaeology Field School

A unique learning experience in the heart of Albany

July 11-15, 2016 daily 8am-3pm. Open to all students in the Capital District entering 6th-10th grade.

Join a team of professional archaeologists from Hartgen Archeological Association, Inc. as they explore the Thomas Elkin’s Residence. Elkins was a 19th Century dentist, abolitionist, inventor, and world traveler. The archeological field school provides students the opportunity to learn the scientific techniques of archeological excavation, artifact cataloging, site survey, and mounting exhibits. This five-day curriculum delves into the entire archeological process from hypothesis building to dissemination of scientific results. Campers will also get a “behind the scenes” tour of the New York State Museum and present their findings at an open house at the conclusion of the field school.

Print out our application HERE

For more information contact Jillian Altenburg at or 518-436-9826. Applications and deposits are due by June 10. Scholarships are available. Payment may be made online below, or by check to: Albany County Historical Association, 9 Ten Broeck Place Albany, NY 12210

Matthew Kirk, RPA
Principal Investigator / Vice President

Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.
1744 Washington Ave Ext | Rensselaer NY 12144
p. 518.283.0534 | m. 518.330.5940 | facebook


Field Research in Archaeology at the University at Buffalo

A 6 week archaeological field school will be offered during Summer Session I May 31-July 8 2016. For more information download brochure.

Instructor: Dr. Douglas J. Perrelli
Summer Session I: 5/31/16 ‐ 7/8/16
Mon.‐Fri. 9am to 4pm
Location: Erie and Genesee County, New York
Registration Information at:

Cultural Resource Management(CRM)
Non-UB Students Welcome!
Transportation from UB Spaulding Lot to Site Locations is Provided!

2016 Field School Site Locations
Phase 1 and 2 Instruction at Spaulding Green Site 21 and 22, Town of Clarence, Erie County
Phase 2 and 3 Instruction at STAMP Site 3 and 6, Town of Alabama, Genesee County


Walnut Grove Archaeology Project 2016

The Walnut Grove Archaeology Project 2016 at the Fenton History Center in Jamestown NY will begin in June. This is a public outreach program that includes supervised archaeological excavation and artifact processing. For more information click on the link below or contact Tom Greer 716-664-6256

Walnut Grove Archaeology Project 2016 (175.4 KiB)

The Project

This year the archaeological excavation on the Fenton History Center grounds will again focus in an area where an early structure associated with the mansion once stood. This area is under the pine trees near the steamboat propeller. We will continue to attempt to determine the size and use of this struc­ture. We will also investigate the locations of other known outbuildings.

How to Participate

Dig days will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays through­ out the Summer beginning in June.  We will also ex­cavate some Sa1urdays.  Days we aren’t digging, we will be washing artifacts. Due to the confined space and small scale of the project, the number of partici­pants is limited.  If you would like to join  us call the Fenton History Center at (716) 664-6256.

New York Regions for Archaeology Field Schools