Metal Detecting November 7-12

Sunday November 7

6:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

This program is designed for metal-detector specialists, hobbyists, archaeologists, and the general public interested in learning more about metal detecting and it's use in historic preservation. It serves to introduce the significance of archaeological methods such as gridded surveys, density plots to define site concentrations, and a deeper understanding of the past. Moving grid-by-grid participants will metal-detect, mark, and selectively dig hits to help identify archaeological sites so they can be recorded for future study and preservation.  One of the main emphases during the week-long training program is the importance of site context for individual finds. This program is building bridges between archaeologists and metal detectorists as they learn to work together to identify and preserve history!

This week-long expedition begins Sunday at 6:00pm and ends Friday at 4:00pm. Those staying in on-site housing will have the option of staying over Friday night and departing Saturday morning. Participants are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

Optional Montpelier On-Site Housing

If you wish to stay on-site during one of our expeditions, there are limited rooms available in Montpelier's Constitution Village. Constitution Village consists of several DuPont era historic homes built in the early 1900's that are located in a beautiful setting within the gated historic core of the Montpelier property about .7 miles from the visitor center and about .2 mile from the Archaeology Lab. This upgraded housing option includes private rooms with key carded entry to the house and your individual room. A limited number of rooms have private en suite bathrooms and most have bathrooms available right across the hall. Participants may request a room with a private bathroom which will be assigned on a first come first serve basis based on registration dates of those requesting. Homes include a kitchen with 1 full size refrigerator, dining, and living area. These homes are heated and air conditioned. Bed linens and towels are provided. The cost is an additional $650 for the week.(NOTE: You MUST email to reserve your room!).



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