Each summer, anthropology Professor Curtiss Hoffman gives a group of students a chance to do field work -- literally.
The students who enroll in his archeological field excavation class spend a portion of their summer break digging in fields or forests where Dr. Hoffman's research indicates there are likely to be centuries-old artifacts, from arrowheads to pieces of stone tools and much more.
Here is a story from last summer's class, including audio, video and photographs from a site located behind the Burkland School in Middleboro.
Interested students can enroll now for this summer's course.
Click on the video below to see Dr. Hoffman and his students at work.
(Video by David K. Wilson, 0'71, audio and photos by John Winters and Mohammad Barakat, '08)
MP3 - Professor Hoffman explains the history of the excavation site.
MP3 - Student Rory O'Neil talks about his experience in the field.