A Field School in Historical Archaeology is a summer course opportunity for students entering into grades 9- 12, which took place at the Shays’ Settlement site in Sandgate, Vermont during the summers of 2014 through 2020. The camp was run as part of Cambridge Central School's summer enrichment programs, and provided interested students the opportunity to learn techniques in archaeological fieldwork by participating in the scientific study of a local 18th Century settlement founded in 1787, which is associated with Shays’ Rebellion.
Shays' Settlement Summer Field School in Historical Archaeology
The field camp instructed students in learning the techniques of basic archaeological field work, which included surveying, map making, site investigation, record keeping, archaeological excavation, along with artifact recovery and conservation. More information about the field school and its past work can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TheShaysSettlementProject/