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Project Proposal

Archaeological Excavations at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

April M. Beisaw (Anthropology)

Vassar’s anthropology program is now providing archaeological services to the National Park Service properties in nearby Hyde Park. During the summer of 2017, a team of archaeology students will be excavating a bottle dump at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. We will be recovering large amounts of artifacts from this excavation and those artifacts need to be analyzed as part of determining when the bottle dump was created, which property residents are associated with it, what activities generated the refuse, and when it was discontinued as a waste pile. The results of our project will help the Park Service to manage and interpret this part of their property.

Pre-requisites: Must have prior archaeology experience to be selected. Students who have completed an archaeological field school will be given preference. 

How should students express their interest in this project?  Applications must include a detailed description of prior archaeology experience. Also contact Dr. Beisaw at apbeisaw@Vassar.edu for an interview date and time.