Archaeology Opportunities for High School Students in Colonial Williamsburg


Colonial Williamsburg Public Archaeology Institute

New this summer, the Public Archaeology Institute invites rising 9th through 12th graders to work alongside archaeologists. Participants will receive approximately six hours of “class time”.

Students will spend time at Custis Square and Williamsburg’s Public Hospital to examine various artifacts. The remainder of the week they will practice archaeological field methods, site recording, and interpretation of findings through hands-on field work and speaking with visitors.

Each session will conclude with a site tour showcase, in which each participant will guide one archaeological site tour. Student-guided tours will share the site’s history, project objectives, and observations made in the field with visitors, family members, and friends.

Accepted students will be admitted at no cost. Lodging not provided.

Additional information and applications here.


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