Sunday, July 20, 2008

Amateur archaeologists, can you dig it, carefully?
The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is offering three "field schools" this summer to teach people the rudiments of historical archaeology and do some mapping on state parkland. It's run through something called the State Conservation and Rescue Archeology Program, which unlike most government bodies has a good acronym: SCRAP.

"This is our first year. The idea is that every summer, we're doing a field school of historic archaeology survey and mapping . . . at a different state park, to record the historical resources that are previously not recorded," Kress said. The schools are designed for people "with little or no experience either in archaeology or surveying, mapping in general."