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 @handparchaeologyatsandusky on Instagram to see more of what Hurt and Proffitt's Archaeologists do at Sandusky

Field School 2013

Field School 2013

The first archaeology field school at Historic Sandusky.

Daniel Porter

Daniel Porter

Archaeology Field School of 2014

Josh Walker

Josh Walker

Archaeology Field School 2014. Scraping a unit.

Josh and Kelly

Josh and Kelly

Presentation to Trustees Spouses.

Sandusky Artifacts

Sandusky Artifacts

Excavated during the 2014 field school.

Jackie Burke

Jackie Burke

Field School 2015

Jackie Burke

Jackie Burke

Removing an artifact.

Excavation 2015

Excavation 2015

Cleaning the unit.

Artifacts on Display

Artifacts on Display

Lab opening reception, September 2015.

Downtown Dig

Downtown Dig

From the canal dig downtown Lynchburg.

Jessica and Scott

Jessica and Scott

Inputting new data

Greenfield Artifacts

Greenfield Artifacts

Artifacts from Greenfield Preston Plantation.

Jessie and Keith

Jessie and Keith

Artifacts from the Greenfield Preston Plantation.

Historic Sandusky 

757 Sandusky Drive

Lynchburg Virginia, 24502

Phone: 1- (434) - 832 - 0162

E-mail: info@historicsandusky.org

Historic Sandusky is currently closed due to the pandemic. Visitors can walk the grounds and take a self-guided tour using our new self-guided tour brochure available on the wall of the visitor center.

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