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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2011

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

April field school to teach archaeological techniques

Community members, students, teachers and visitors interested in exploring New Hampshire’s heritage through historical archaeology are encouraged to enroll in a weeklong, hands-on survey and mapping field school that will take place at the Fox State Forest in Hillsborough, N.H., from April 25 - April 29, 2011.

Participants will learn how to locate, map, photograph and record historic sites, including existing cellar holes, barn foundations and other landscape features such as stone walls and abandoned roads.

The field school, part of a larger survey and mapping program within New Hampshire’s State Parks, is a project of New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources’ State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP) and is run in coordination with the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands. SCRAP Historical Archaeologists Edna Feighner and Tanya Krajcik are directing the program.

There is no required cost for participation. A donation of $10 is recommended to defray expenses.

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, visit http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/histarch.htm and click on “2011 Historical Archaeology Field School: Fox State Forest” or contact Edna Feighner or Tanya Krajcik at (603) 271-3483.

New Hampshire's Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archaeological, architectural, engineering and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among the most important environmental assets of the state. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit us online at www.nh.gov/nhdhr or by calling (603) 271-3483.

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