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International Archaeology Day at Newlin Grist Mill

Public Archaeology for all ages!

Dig into history at Newlin Grist Mill as the site celebrates and participates in International Archaeology Day. This year’s International Archaeology Day coincides with the final Public Archaeology excavation of the year at Newlin Grist Mill. Members of the public are invited to assist professional archaeologists with excavations. Current excavations focus on the area of the property between the 1704 Grist Mill and the site’s Archive building, originally a general store. Previous archaeological digs this year have uncovered portions of the tunnels that enclose the tail races for the grist mill and attached sawmill, with some interesting and unexpected finds along the way. Much more remains to be explored in these locations. Don’t miss the chance to be part of the discoveries! This event is free to the public and open to all ages. No reservations are required. If you would like to help out with the dig, be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty and close-toed footwear. Bring work gloves if you have them; the site has a limited number of pairs to lend. For more information about getting involved with public archaeology at Newlin Grist Mill, call the site at 610-459-2359. To learn more about International Archaeology Day, visit https://www.archaeological.org/archaeologyday.
Date & Time
  • October 15, 2016
  • 10:00AM - 3:00PM
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