The Albany County Historical Association has announced a week of Archaeology Camp at the Ten Broeck Mansion. Led by a professional archaeologist from Hartgen Archaeological Associates, campers will conduct a dig on the grounds of the Ten Broeck Mansion, built in 1798 for Brigadier General Abraham Ten Broeck and his family.
Campers will handle and research real historic artifacts, learn site mapping using hand-held GPS units, take digital photography, learn how to prepare scaled-drawing, and more. The camp includes a field trip to the New York State Museum to meet with archaeologists for a behind-the-scenes tour. At the end of the week, campers host an open house for family and friends to share their findings.
Archaeology Camp is scheduled for August 19-23 and is open to students entering 5th through 10th grades in the fall. Cost of the camp is $250 per camper. Scholarships are available. Contact Samantha at email@example.com or (518) 436-9826 for more information.
Camp registration forms can be found here. The registration deadline is June 3rd.
The Ten Broeck Mansion is located at 9 Ten Broeck Pl., Albany.
Photo of Ten Broeck Mansion provided.