Interested in taking your archeology interests to new levels and heights?
Here are some of the programs in Virginia and the east coast that sponsor enhanced learning, participation and certification programs in American Archeology:
The Archeological Technician Certification Program is designed to give individuals the opportunity to obtain recognition for formal, extended training in the techniques and goals of archaeology without having to participate in an academic degree program. Certification students are provided technical training in both the field and laboratory in conjunction with rotational lectures and workshops and required readings.
The program is sponsored by the Archeological Society of Virginia (ASV), the Council of Virginia Archaeologists (COVA), and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR).
"The goal of PIT is to preserve the nation's past with the help of the public. As a PIT volunteer, you contribute to vital environmental and historical research on public lands. Your participation helps us not only to protect and conserve the sites, memories, and objects that chronicle our collective past, but also to understand the human story in North America and ensure that story is told to our children and grandchildren. We cannot do it without you!"
Scouts have the opportunity to learn more about archeology and participate in field programs.
We meet annually, in early spring, for three days of papers, discussion groups, special workshops, our business meeting, and, of course, a party to catch up on what all our colleagues have been doing for the past year!
Anyone interested in the archaeology of the area from New York to Virginia, and from the Atlantic coast to West Virginia, is welcome. You do not have to be a member to register for the conference and hear about the latest of a wide variety of archaeological sites dating from the earliest Paleo-Indian sites to 20th-century sites, and of all site types, from small single-use Native American procurement sites and large village sites, to historic period urban, rural, industrial, diverse ethnic and immigrant sites, and underwater sites. Come join us!