Tuesday Talks with the Archaeological Society of Delaware

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Archaeology 101: Digging More Than Dirt

Curious about archaeology, or have a strong interest in digging up the past? Learn about the basic concepts and terminology of archaeology in this presentation led by John Bansch, Volunteer Coordinator of Archaeology Projects for the Historic Odessa Foundation. John will address a variety of topics including what an archaeology site is and how is it found; the three phases of an archaeology project; artifact dating, management and control; why archaeology is important and more. While geared to archaeology beginners, experienced volunteers and even professional archaeologists are encouraged to come and participate.

John is an avocational archaeologist who has served as the ASD Sussex Chapter President (2006-2010), and is currently (2012-present). His experiences described in this presentation include work at the Lewes Shipwreck Lab, the Avery’s Rest archaeology site, Wildcat Manor archaeology sites, the Corbit Tannery site, and the Odessa Cannery site.


This program is sponsored by the Archaeological Society of Delaware.


Please join us each month for an educational and interesting presentation of historical interest in and around Delaware, held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm.