General Description / Special Programs
Alexandria Archaeology, the City of Alexandria's archaeology program, studies urban life and encourages public participation in the research process through community perspective. Additional activities include: preservation of Alexandria's cultural resources; planning open spaces, interpretive trails, and memorials; working with descendant communities; and increasing public awareness of the city's heritage. The Museum in the Torpedo Factory Art Center serves as the focal point for interpreting research and preservation activities through a public laboratory and exhibition. A summer Historical Archaeology Institute is offered in partnership with The George Washington University.
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Experience Offered
Field Work
Internship
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info Internships are offered in research, preservation, excavation, collections management, and education.
Program Details
Collections Large comprehensive collection of 18th- and 19th-century ceramic, glass, faunal, ethnobotanical and organic materials, and prehistoric artifacts. Extensive, computerized archival and artifact data for the study of historic urban life.
Publications See Alexandria Archaeology Bibliography under Museum Links on our website, www.AlexandriaArchaeology.org.
Misc Information Volunteer opportunities available in GIS, oral history, research, excavation, laboratory work, preservation, education, and administration. Friends of Alexandria Archaeology (FOAA) and Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) offer opportunities for area residents. More information can be found at www.AlexandriaArchaeology.org
Certs Offered 0
Affiliations
See also GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 0
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0