Category Archives: Volunteers

Climate Change and Archaeology

The Lost Towns Project of Anne Arundel County, Maryland has produced a great video about the effects of climate change on archaeological sites.  Although Fairfax County is mostly situated in the Piedmont region, our coastal sites are threatened by sea … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Orientations, Holiday Schedule and Severe Weather Protocol

Archaeology New Volunteer Orientations If you are interested in volunteering with us, please sign up for an Archaeology New Volunteer Orientation. Our next volunteer orientations are: Thursday November 17, 2016 and Saturday December 10, 2016 Go to{8CB92190-11B6-490A-A694-054718E5EC99} to sign up. Our … Continue reading

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Upcoming New Volunteer Orientation

If you are interested in archaeology and would like a chance to participate, please sign up for one of our new volunteer orientations. The orientation familiarizes beginners with basics of archaeology and introduces experts to our department as well as … Continue reading

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Recognition for our Volunteers!!

The FCPA has recognized several of our volunteers on their Facebook page. You can find it here, or click on the picture. #ThankYouThursday

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Hold History in Hand! Volunteer Archaeology

What: Archaeology New Volunteer Orientation Purpose: To familiarize those new to archaeology to the basics of methodology and to introduce the more experienced to the Cultural Resource Management & Protection Branch. Dates: Friday August 28 & *Saturday September 12 *check the schedule for changes, cancellations … Continue reading

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Digging through the Little Things

by Emiko Takeuchi – Archaeological Laboratory Volunteer I was looking forward to getting back to work this morning as the bags which I was handling yesterday had some interesting materials: small pieces of glass and porcelain among tiny snails and shattered quartz … Continue reading

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Saturday at Hidden Pond Park

The day started out windy and we feared for falling branches.  But it turned into a lovely day to be doing archaeology at Hidden Pond Park. Today we started doing shovel test pits (STPs) in an area of the park … Continue reading

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