Dig this: Archaeology workshop coming to the Bull Run Mountains in October

In celebration of Virginia Archaeology Month, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation and Fauquier County will sponsor an archaeology workshop for the public on October 11-12 in northern Fauquier County.

Join us to learn more about archaeological sites and archaeological site stewardship.  Mike Barber, state archaeologist with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, will speak about the basics of archaeology and archaeological methods on Friday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier, 4243 Loudoun Avenue, The Plains, VA.

On Saturday, October 12, a hands-on archaeology study will be presented for public participation from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at a late 18th century stone house in the Bull Run Mountains off of Hungry Run Road. Professional archaeologists from Thunderbird Archaeology, a division of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., will be on-hand to assist volunteers and answer questions.

For more information, contact VOF’s Amanda Scheps at (540) 347-7727 ext. 227 or ascheps@vofonline.org, or Wendy Wheatcraft with Fauquier County Planning at (540) 422-8213 or wendy.wheatcraft@fauquiercounty.gov. You can view other activities celebrating Virginia Archaeology Month at http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/arch_DHR/ArchMonthCalendarofEvents2013.pdf

Location of Day 2 activity at Bull Run Mountains:


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Jason McGarvey is VOF's communications and outreach manager. He is based in the Richmond office.