An Introduction to
The Archeological Society of Virginia
A 30 Minute Documentary Video
Narrated by Avocational Archaeologist Russell E. Darden
Produced by June N. Cooper/ Asgard Productions
The Cactus Hill Site
Artifacts from Cactus Hill (located near the Nottoway River in Sussex County Virginia) have been carbon dated from 16,000 BC!! It is possibly the oldest man site in the western hemisphere.
Mike Johnson, professional archaeologist with the Fairfax Park Authority, excavates with ASV volunteers.
Dover Steam Mill
a Civil War Archaeology site near Richmond, Virginia.
1999-2000 ASV President Harry Jaeger has worked almost entirely with ASV volunteers to uncover the mystery of DOVER STEAM MILL
Ongoing Archaeology at
George Washington's Home
Under the direction of Esther White & Dennis Pogue.
1997 ASV Field School
At Hidden Valley in Warm Springs, Virginia.
This Field School was part of the ongoing ASV Certification Program for becoming an Archaeological Field Technician.
The Certification Program is headed by professional Archaeologist
Michael Barber of the US Forest Service.
See Archaeological Techniques in Action
including: excavations,shovel testing, flotation, screening, and
using a level and transit.
The Archeological Society of Virginia, founded in 1942, is a non-profit organization with regional chapters. Membership benefits include the opportunity to participate in archaeological digs, a quarterly bulletin, a newsletter and membership card. Chapters have monthly meetings with programs on various archaeological topics.
The ASV also has an on-going certification program for becoming an archaeological field technician.
If your are interested in information about membership in the ASV click here .
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