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JUNE 22 MEETING IS A FIELD TRIP & EXCAVATION OPPORTUNITY!
RUTHERFORD COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY (RCAS)
JUNE MEETING/EXCAVATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019, NOON/12:00pm–open ending
Archaeological Field Trip to Castalian Springs! Free, All Ages!
Tour! Observe! Excavate! Screen for Artifacts!
General Information: Ready to visit an archaeological site and get your hands dirty? As a part of their June Volunteer Saturdays, RCAS has been invited back this year by Project Director Dr. Paul Eubanks, to volunteer at the MTSU Castalian Springs archaeological research site and summer field school on Sat., June 22. The site is at 205 Old Highway 25 Castalian Springs TN 37031(Sumner County) and is across from the Wynnewood State Historic Site. It is about a 50 minute drive from Murfreesboro.
We will meet at the site at 10:00 am. We will begin with a tour and then you will have the opportunity to excavate and screen artifacts, or if you prefer, just observe. The research focus this year is on the occupation of the site during the 13-14th and 19-20th centuries. You may leave at any time or stay as long as you wish until 3:00 pm. People of all ages are welcome, though children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult who is authorized to sign a waiver form.
Please bring your own water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and wear closed-toed shoes. Please RSVP to email@example.com by June 21 if you are planning to attend on June 22.
Note:. There are also opportunities for individuals on their own to also volunteer on June 15 and June 29.
RCAS members Andy Baird and Hannah Boney 2018 trip