Citizen Science

Environmental Archaeology Lab

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:00am - 3:30pm Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Join SERC's volunteer Archaeology Lab excavating sites on campus, Wednesdays from 9 to 3. No experience required. Sign up with Alison Cawood (; 443-482-2271) first: We need to know you're coming!

Pre-registration Required

Event Details

The SERC Archaeology Lab is looking for volunteers to help excavate two sites over the summer.  Volunteers will work with scientists and students to excavate sites, preserve artifacts, and collect environmental data to understand the ways the land has changed (or not) over the past 200 years.  We need volunteers on Wednesdays from 9am to 3pm. No prior knowledge is required, and all training will be provided on site.

Volunteers may be working outside, and some bending and kneeling is required.  Volunteer activities include excavating dig pits, sieving soil samples, and washing and cataloging artifacts.  We will consider volunteers under the age of 18 on a case-by-case basis.  Any volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please sign up before coming! We need to make sure we keep the number of people on site manageable. Contact Alison Cawood to register.

Learn more about the Environmental Archaeology Citizen Science Project