USC taking volunteers for excavation project

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of South Carolina is looking for volunteers to help with an excavation project along the Savannah River.

Archaeologist Albert Goodyear will lead the expedition at the sites, teaching volunteers techniques for excavation. Volunteers will also learn how to identify Clovis and pre-Clovis artifacts in several prehistoric quarries. Some volunteers may also get the opportunity to work at the Charles site, a nearby Paleoamerican site.

The cost is $488 per week ($400 is tax deductible) and includes evening lectures and programs, lunch and evening meals, a workbook and a T-shirt. Lodging, which is not included in the fee, is available at a nearby campsite or in motels 30 minutes from the dig sites.

A $60 deposit is required, payable to the USC Educational Foundation. Call 803-576-6579 for more information.


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