Archaeology Field Experience and Research at the McKendry Site provides: Opportunities for Student Engagement with Artifacts and Radiocarbon Dating.
The aim of this project is to introduce students to archaeological field work in an actual pre-contact archaeological site setting. This represents a real-world experience conducting archaeological field and laboratory research and working towards a publication of the results. Students will assist with on-going excavations of the McKendry Archaeological Site and use existing charcoal samples to obtain a Radiocarbon date for the site. This data will be used to produce a report on the McKendry site for publication in the Bulletin of the New York State Archaeological Association. Students will have the opportunity to excavate an archaeological site, learn how to record archaeological data, and how to work on a collaborative research project reporting data collected about the McKendry Site.
|Length of commitment
|Field work beginning November 5th, with research and laboratory work throughout the remainder of the fall semester and early spring semester.
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?
|Level of collaboration
|Large group collaboration (4+ students)
|Who is eligible
|All undergraduate students
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.
Students should familiarize themselves with the principles of Cultural Resource Management based archaeology in New York State by reviewing the NYS Archaeology Cultural Resource Standards Handbook and familiarizing themselves with the work of the UB Archaeological Survey by visiting the Marian E. White Anthropology Research Museum in the Academic Center.
Students may also consider attending a meeting with the UB Anthropology Club to learn more about the project and collaborate with other project members. Meetings hosted every Tuesday in Academic Center 354 at 5PM
Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies, Cultural Resource Management, Historic Preservation, Field Work, Artifacts, Radiocarbon Dating