Residents Take Part In Archaeological Dig

By
Jenn Halliday

Dateline
Updated Wed, Jul 11, 2012 11:25 am

Athens County area residents are getting the opportunity to get a little dirty as they participate in a real-life archaeological dig.

Hocking College has paired up with the Athens County Historical Society and Museum to provide the chance for citizens to excavate a historic archaeology site.
 
The dig is part of Hocking College's field classes for the archaeology department.
 
However, Athens County Historical Society volunteer Lynne Newell says it is a learning experience for everyone.
 
"Having the public stop in like this, and they are now teaching the public how to do archaeology, everybody wins when you do that," says Newell.
 
Several artifacts have already been recovered from the site including ceramics, tools and household items from the Civil War era.
 
Those interested in participating can register at the Athens County Historical Society and Museum for a fee of $20.
 
The site is open to the public until Thursday at the Story Farm farmhouse.

Slideshow: Archaeology Dig At Athens County Farmhouse

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