JCC, Fenton History Center Offer Archeology Internships

Jamestown Community College is collaborating with area organizations to provide archaeological experiences for students this summer.

One- and two-credit hour internships are available through Archaeology at the Fenton History Center, which begins May 20 and concludes Aug. 15. Under the direction of a team from the University of Buffalo, students will perform historical archaeology. Written records and documents, in conjunction with archaeology on the site, will be used to reconstruct a more complete history of that part of Jamestown. Hours for the internship are flexible.

Archaeological Field School: Allegheny Valley Project, offered July 8 through Aug. 2, will be conducted at the Seneca Nation Museum as part of the Allegheny Valley Project.

Students in this traditional three-credit hour field school will work with JCC alumnus Dr. Steven Howard, who is now an archaeologist in Texas, to examine prehistoric artifacts to understand the occupation and use of the area.

Course details and registration information can be obtained by calling Shannon Bessette, associate professor of anthropology, at 969-2794.