This message was forwareded to me by our very own Archaeology firm in New Orleans, Earth Search Inc. (ESI)
I hope to see some of you out there!!!
Volunteers are invited to participate in
archaeological excavations at Oak Alley Plantation,
St. James Parish, Louisiana, on Friday, August 12th
and Saturday, August 13th.
Earlier this summer, archaeologists from ESI excavated
the footings of the garconnieres at Oak Alley
Plantation, finding well-preserved deposits associated
with portions of these structures. Our investigations
allowed us to make some preliminary conclusions about
the construction, design, and possible functions of
the buildings. Now, the Oak Alley Foundation has
requested that we conduct additional work designed to
give us further information about the use and
chronology of the buildings.
This is a unique opportunity to do archaeology at one
of Louisiana’s most famous and scenic antebellum
plantation sites. Volunteers will assist in screening
soil from excavation units and may help clear dirt
from one garconniere’s interior floor. It will be
HOT, so if you decide to volunteer, be prepared.
If you are interested, please call (Office:
504-947-0737) or e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) as
soon as possible, and I will provide additional
information. If transportation is a problem for you,
it is possible that we may have a carpool leaving from
our office in New Orleans on Saturday morning.
Thanks for your time, and I look forward to hearing
from you soon!
Earth Search, Inc.
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