Archaeology at Historic Sandusky
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Archaeology at Historic Sandusky has been an ongoing process since the site was formally established in 2001. Since that time, archaeological digs have been completed on the grounds and partnerships with both Lynchburg College (now the University of Lynchburg) and Hurt and Proffitt have been well established.
The primary goal of archaeology at Historic Sandusky is to learn more about the Sandusky house, property, and past inhabitants. The secondary goal is to use what is learned to educate visitors and students.
Over the past 5 years, archaeological excavations performed at Historic Sandusky have been to determine the site of the original detached kitchen. Archaeological excavations are also performed while exterior restoration projects were being completed and have helped to learn more about the property. An example of this is the archaeology done during the restoration of the front porch.
For those interested in Archaeology Field School, it began at Historic Sandusky in 2013 and is offered yearly by the University of Lynchburg during their summer session. Check out the video below to get a look at Field School 2013.
Interested in attending the Archaeology Field School at Historic Sandusky, or simply learning more? Visit the University of Lynchburg website here. www.lynchburg.edu
Archaeology For Kids
Also available at Historic Sandusky are periodic archaeology kids camps.
Children who participate in kids archaeology camps get the opportunity to learn about the significance of the house and grounds of Sandusky, and to learn about archaeology through participation in a mock excavation.
Kids archaeology camps are generally geared toward kids ages 8-12, however, groups of all ages can be accommodated.
Hurt & Proffitt
The Archaeology Materials Laboratory at Historic Sandusky is operated by the engineering and surveying firm Hurt & Proffitt through their Cultural Resource Management Division. Through an exclusive agreement with the University of Lynchburg and Historic Sandusky the lab processes, records and temporarily curates artifacts discovered as a result of Hurt & Proffitt's archaeological work. The lab gives college students who may aspire to a career in archaeology an opportunity for on-campus employment that teams them with Hurt &Proffitt’s professional archaeologists on ‘real world’ projects.
Follow @hornetarchaeology on Instagram to follow our archaeological work at Sandusky
Field School 2013
The first archaeology field school at Historic Sandusky.
Archaeology Field School of 2014
Archaeology Field School 2014. Scraping a unit.
Josh and Kelly
Presentation to Trustees Spouses.
Excavated during the 2014 field school.
Field School 2015
Removing an artifact.
Cleaning the unit.
Artifacts on Display
Lab opening reception, September 2015.
From the canal dig downtown Lynchburg.
Jessica and Scott
Inputting new data
Artifacts from Greenfield Preston Plantation.
Jessie and Keith
Artifacts from the Greenfield Preston Plantation.