Public Archeological Dig at Banshee Reeks Preserve
October 10 and 11
1-4 pm both days
You are invited to a public dig at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve under the guidance of the Banshee Reeks Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia.
Learn the basic techniques and procedures used by professional archeologists as we search for artifacts left by those who lived in Loudoun long before us. Both Native American and post-colonial artifacts have been found previously at the site selected for this event so we are likely to uncover artifacts of historical significance.
We will excavate two 3 foot by 3 foot test pits and document what we find. We might find stone arrowheads, stone flakes, buttons, nails, pieces of china, or other artifacts from the daily lives of those who lived here in centuries past.
Learn more about the Archeological Society of Virginia.
NOTE: For your safety and comfort, please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and socks and bring a pair of work gloves as well.