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Summer archaeology school looks at 2 sites

A caribou hunting encampment and Mount Jasper are the sites two archaeological programs in New Hampshire this summer.

Participants in the school will learn site documentation, artifact identification, data recovery skills and field mapping.

They will investigate Mount Jasper, a site in Berlin that was used for more than 12,000 years, and the caribou hunting area overlooking the Israel River in Jefferson.

The field school will take place in three two-week sessions: June 23 to July 3, July 7 to July 18 and July 21 to Aug. 1. It’s being directed by Dr. Richard Boisvert, state archaeologist.

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For more information and to register, visit http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/SCRAP.htm and click on “Upcoming Events and Opportunities” or contact the N.H. Division of Historical Resources at 603-271-6433.

Instruction will conform to standards for archaeology set by the National Park Service.

Successful completion of the fieldwork will result in certification as a survey and excavation technician. Graduate or undergraduate credit through Plymouth State University is available.

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