This summer out on the dig site, one of our archaeology interns sometimes wore a t-shirt that read “archaeologist (n): one who digs history.” In this album, you’ll see this year’s excavation crew — field director Steve Lenik, assistant field director Elyse Adams, interns Reagan Andersen, Cheyenne Johnson, and Aileen Kelly, and field school students from Georgia Southern University and the University of South Florida — doing just that!
Read a summary of the work done during the 2018 dig at Ferry Farm here.
The dig team! (l-r) Reagan Andersen, Cheyenne Johnson, Aileen Kelly, Steve Lenik, Elyse Adams
Working in the Work Yard.
Steve about to take an overhead picture.
Shade is valuable.
Elyse and Alieen spray water on the excavation area. This helps them see archaeological features better.
Field school students excavate the North Yard.
Sifting excavated soil.
A festive Aileen, Cheyenne, and Reagan celebrating the 4th of July at Ferry Farm!
Each summer. students from the University of South Florida attend a field school at George Washington’s Ferry Farm to learn practical aspects of archaeological excavations. This is what they said about their experience.
On weekdays, see Ferry Farm’s archaeologists at work on the excavation site from now through mid-June.