Middleburg Archaeology Camp

The camp will be held on the scenic and historic campus of Middleburg Academy in Middleburg, VA. Campers will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to work on an archaeological dig with real archaeologists. Campers will learn archaeological techniques, artifact identification, and how archaeology helps us to understand individuals who created the world we live in today.

Mission: The mission of our camp is to provide campers with a positive atmosphere in which to learn about, and develop a lasting interest in archaeology and history.

05/19/2014

Thanks to all who have made inquiries about our archaeology camp this year!! Unfortunately I will be moving this summer and will not be able to run the camp. We had a great time last year and will hopefully be starting a camp at a new location next summer. Keep in touch for more details. Thanks to Shary and all the campers for a great experience last year! Keep exploring!

We had a great time at camp - I can't wait for next year!  Thanks campers for a great first year!
07/21/2013

We had a great time at camp - I can't wait for next year! Thanks campers for a great first year!

07/08/2013

Today is the last day to register for our camp! Make sure you get your registrations in - its going to be a great week!

07/04/2013
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Happy July 4th!

"On This Day"
July 4, 1776
The Continental Congress formally approves the Declaration of Independence, drafted primarily by Thomas Jefferson with revisions added by Benjamin Franklin. The document details a philosophy of human rights and lists grievances against the royal government.

Great question - and something we'll be talking about at our camp!
07/02/2013

Great question - and something we'll be talking about at our camp!

Happy Monday folks! The TAC Term of the Week challenge is here! Can you define or give some info about: BULB OF PERCUSSION

If you’re stuck, check out the picture below to help you out.

Very cool assemblage - but our points won't be made out material this pretty!
06/28/2013

Very cool assemblage - but our points won't be made out material this pretty!

TAC brings you the Question of the Week–you ready? You’ll need to put on your archaeological thinking caps for this one but I think you can get it! Can you name a stone tool assemblage? Bonus Points earning you some archaeological cred: can you give an approximate geographic and/or temporal range of that particular assemblage?

Want to learn more about stone tools? Check out episode 26 “Whither the Stone Age?: Stone Tools and the Origins of Us” on this great TAC audio feature: “Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality, and 21st Century Archaeology”. Go to http://bit.ly/13hWZea

It's the 150th anniversary of battles that took place in and around Middleburg - could those Civil War soldiers have pas...
06/25/2013

It's the 150th anniversary of battles that took place in and around Middleburg - could those Civil War soldiers have passed through our project area? We might find out this summer!

150 Years Ago Today...June 17, 1863..Battle of Aldie
(Virginia)
Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry screens the Confederate infantry as it marches north behind the sheltering Blue Ridge. The pursuing Federals of Gen. Judson Kilpatrick’s brigade, in the advance of Gen. David M. Gregg’s division, encounter Confederate Col. Thomas Munford’s troopers near the village of Aldie, resulting in four hours of stubborn fighting. Both sides make mounted assaults by regiments and squadrons. Kilpatrick is reinforced in the afternoon, and Munford withdraws toward Middleburg.

You never know what you're going to find....
06/17/2013

You never know what you're going to find....

You may want to finish your lunch before looking at today's Friday Finds too closely. These are egg cases of American cockroaches, found in a Roman context sample. Seems the Romans would have had to call pest control for this particular building! Fun fact: despite the name, the species originally came from Africa.

06/13/2013

The deadline for early registration is coming up. Don't forget to send in your information by June 15!

This is a great question - paleontologists and archaeologists use similar methods to find different things. What are the...
06/05/2013

This is a great question - paleontologists and archaeologists use similar methods to find different things. What are the methods? What do they find? How do their findings affect our knowledge of history and prehistory?

TAC presents the Question of the Week! Playing off this week’s theme of Paleontology, can you provide some differences between paleontology and archaeology? What about some similarities? The most obvious difference has been provided by the image below.

06/03/2013
Society for American Archaeology

This is a great way to find out what archaeologists really do! Visit the website to see posts from the past. http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/

Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really get up to? Is it all just digging or is there a lot more to it? On June 29 anyone with a personal, professional or voluntary interest in archaeology can help show the world why archaeology is vital to protect the past and inform our futures. Archaeologists everywhere can post their daily activities on the Day of Archaeology web site. Check out the 2011 entries, which included over 400 posts, photos, videos and audio that capture the diverse and dynamic nature of archaeological practice around the world around the world. Follow the action at #DAYOFARCH or register to submit your own post at [email protected]

05/21/2013

We are happy to announce the addition of Shary Kranch to our team! Shary has years of experience in archaeology and enjoys sharing her knowledge with kids through archaeology programs and demonstrations. Check out her bio on our website and remember that there is less than a month left for early registration rates!

So what might you find at our camp?  Here is a picture of an artifact that was found a few miles away from where we'll b...
05/23/2012

So what might you find at our camp? Here is a picture of an artifact that was found a few miles away from where we'll be digging. Artifacts like this are common in the Middleburg area. What do you think it is? Can you identify the type of material? Can you place it within a general time period? What does it tell us about who was living here during that time and what the environment was like?

Fun with Archaeology
04/13/2012

Fun with Archaeology

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Middleburg, VA
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Visit our website for more details! www.sites.google.com/site/middleburgarchaeology

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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