After 3 years soaking in a tank filled with a preservative solution, the 1,100 year old Native American dugout canoe excavated from Weedon Island Preserve in 2011 has taken a big step closer to going on public display.
If you would like to make a contribution to AWIARE and help support our mission, we’d like to hear from you and would greatly appreciate your support.
University of Michigan PhD candidate Christina Sampson started field work at Weedon Island for her dissertation research the first week of May, 2014.
The latest (Jan 2015) word from Christina:
“I will be continuing excavations for my dissertation research at Weedon Island this February and March. Test excavations went really well last May-June in terms of identifying cultural features, and I'm looking forward to opening up some larger blocks and trenches this season. As before, I will be working on weekends and at least 4 weekdays. I will likely also incorporate some days for volunteers to help with lab work if there is an interest in that.
I'd like to get an updated idea of who might want to come out and help with this season. If you are interested in volunteering in February/March, please respond to this email with a rough idea of your availability and I will add you to my new volunteer email list. It's always helpful for me to have few people who are available on a fairly regular basis (a few days each week). For students and others looking for more experience in the field, the more often you can come out the better, because you get an idea of how things progress and can work continuously on a particular area.
However I definitely also appreciate help from those of you who are available on a less predictable schedule or less frequently, so don't let that stop you from getting in touch and coming out to enjoy some archaeology.”
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If you are interested in volunteering, e-mail Christina - firstname.lastname@example.org.