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Archaeology in Action

Archaeology in Action




Archaeology in Action

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

See archaeologist Dr. Jonathan Burns from Juniata College, Penn DOT archaeologists and veterans from Team Rubicon conduct a metal detector survey and controlled excavation as part of the ongoing archaeological investigations at Fort Ligonier. Included in regular admission.

Since 2017, Dr. Burns has been engaging military veterans in archaeology at Fort Ligonier as a community building and educational initiative, including them in the process of cultural resource management on historic military sites to assist with their adjustment back to civilian life after active duty. Team Rubicon, a local veterans organization now joins the effort to discover a missing part of the Fort’s east bastion.