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WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA

Digging Into History: Archaeology and Preservation of Virginia’s Heritage

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Program #15964ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Working with local archaeologists, assist in the surveying, plotting, excavation and preservation of important historical sites and discover artifacts that range from primitive stone tools to Revolutionary-era pottery and Civil War buttons. You’ll get right down in the dirt to take measurements, dig and sort artifacts, and catalog your findings in the woods and fields.


Highlights

• At 17th-century sites rarely open to the public, dig side by side and glean fascinating history from experienced archaeologists.
• Enjoy lively, informative performances by musicians and “a lady of the 17th century” who will immerse you in the period you are exploring in the dig.
• Go behind the scenes with staff of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, a 20-year-old effort that located the site of the original fort, and learn about artifacts uncovered by the Project.

Activity Notes

Extensive physical activity, working on hands and knees.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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