Do you love history and archaeology? Or, maybe you just want to learn more?
Participate in digs, walking tours, talks, exhibits, and other hands-on fun and learning throughout the month. More than fourty programs are scheduled and most events are free. Vermont Archaeology Month showcases our remarkable history and priceless sense of place, while also providing interesting and fun educational and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Vermont has a remarkably rich and diverse archaeological heritage that spans almost 13,000 years of human history. Sites range from Native American campsites used by Paleo-Indians (the earliest Vermonters), to 12th century Native American farming sites (the earliest known in northern New England), to Revolutionary War shipwrecks, to 19th century farmsteads and industrial sites.
Vermont's archaeological sites are a crucial link with much of our past. Archaeological sites are often the only source of information for the longest part of human history in Vermont. Our archaeological sites can also inform us about past environments, landscape changes, climatic changes, and the ways in which Native people successfully adapted to such changes over millennia.
Please visit our Archaeology in Vermont page for more information
Artifacts and other cultural materials recovered from archaeological sites tell the untold stories about 13,000 years of Vermont history, most of it unwritten. Students, scholars, and volunteers are now better able to research Vermont history by handling and examining artifacts of all ages - - ancient and more modern - - at the Center. The Center sponsors a range of educational programs and projects, both at the Center and around the state.
Vermont Archaeology Partners
The Division for Historic Preservation works closely with various partners to identify, preserve, protect, interpret, and manage Vermont's archaeological heritage.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Preservation Trust of Vermont
The Archaeological Conservancy
University of Vermont
Vermont Archaeological Society
Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
Vermont Historical Society
Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Vermont Land Trust
The following organizations offer a rich array of interesting information about archaeology.