2017 Archaeology Workshop

July 10-14; Monday-Friday, 9-3 pm

$200 per person

Limited to 10 participants

Workshop Description: Strawbery Banke is pleased to offer a week-long Archaeology Workshop July 10-14, 2017.  This program is designed for people from all backgrounds who have an interest in exploring archaeology from behind-the-scenes. Taking place following the museum’s annual Archaeology Field School, this workshop focuses on the intensive laboratory work that helps interpret Strawbery Banke’s rich urban history. The workshop puts participants side-by-side with members of the Archaeology Department as they analyze, conserve, and catalog artifacts. Participants work with thousands of authentic objects that had been buried for hundreds of years. Participants also receive insider tours from staff in the Collections Department.

Requirements: This workshop does not require prior experience.  Open to ages 14 and up.  Participants should be willing to work as part of a team and to share public interpretation with museum visitors.

Registration: To register, contact Strawbery Banke archaeologist and field school instructor Alexandra Martin (phone: 603-422-7521).  Registration is open on a rolling basis until all the spots are filled or by Friday, June 30, 2017.

Location: Strawbery Banke Museum is an outdoor living history museum located in historic Portsmouth, NH. Strawbery Banke archaeologists have conducted some of the largest urban archaeology projects in New Hampshire. Previous excavations at Strawbery Banke have revealed information on domestic life, immigration, building traditions, pottery manufacture and other industries, and have demonstrated that Portsmouth is one of the richest sites for historical archaeology on the east coast.