Explore Archaeology Weekend for High School Girls

Passport to the Past

Sweet Briar College Monument HillHow does an archaeologist locate sites to excavate? How do architectural historians date a building? How do public historians share information about the lives of people in the past? Social scientists use a variety of techniques to uncover clues about the past from artifacts, archives and ruins. Join us for a weekend to explore an historic 19th- and 20th-century landscape, part of Sweet Briar’s 3,250 acres of farmland, rivers and hills. On Oct. 6-7, 2017, we will gather evidence about the African, Native and European-American residents of Sweet Briar with an anthropological archaeologist. You’ll spend time studying architectural styles, photographing archaeological sites, mapping features and analyzing an antebellum landscape. This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

Explore Archaeology Weekend | October 6-7, 2017


Cost is $125 and includes room and board, snacks and supplies.


Register here by Sept. 29 for highest priority. Space is limited to 10 students.

Only fully paid event registrations reserve your student’s seat; unpaid registrations are placed on a waiting list until payment is received.


Please contact:

Lynn Rainville
P | 434-381-6432
E | lrainville@sbc.edu

Friday, October 6, 2017

Arrive on Campus
Meet Student Mentor
3 p.m.

Investigating the Past
An Architectural Tour
3:30 p.m.

Event Introduction
5 p.m.

Investigating the Past
A Ghost Tour
6:30 p.m.

Overnight Stay with Sweet Briar Student Mentors

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Group Work with Tours
Work in teams with a Sweet Briar professor and students; pick from one of two hands-on research projects. No experience needed!
All Day

Break for Lunch

Project Exhibition
Present results of your research project
4 p.m.


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