Project:Elliot Park Neighborhood Archaeology Project

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Elliot Park Neighborhood Archaeology Project

The Elliot Park Neighborhood Archaeology Project is a five-day community event centered on excavation of a local, historic archaeological site in the Elliot Park neighborhood. For the fifth year in a row, archaeologists, students and community members will work together on exploring the history that lies buried beneath our feet.
Everyone is welcome!

For more information, please contact Kent Bakken at or Patricia Emerson at 612-725-2410.

Featured Project

The 2008 Elliot Park Neighborhood Archaeology Site is the backyard of a house bordering Elliot Park. This year's site is located at 722-724 East 17th Street, just north of the I-35W/I-94 interchange. The 5 day dig is Aug 13th to 17th.


Become a Volunteer!

We welcome visitors and volunteers, and you can come and go as you like during the project. Just show up between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, and you can stay for five minutes or five hours. All visitors should be sure to bring sun protection, and if you would like to dig, please be sure to wear sturdy footwear.

Volunteers and visitors will need to sign a basic liability waiver. You can also view information on a few simple cautions and precautions, and some basics of archaeology.


School Worksheets

School Project Worksheet: Cataloging Artifacts

You are in progress with an archaeological dig and are discovering new and amazing artifacts. How will you organize them? How will you catalog them to let you know where in the dig site they were discovered? Use this worksheet to help you out.

School Project Worksheet: Sampling Strategies
Two questions archaeologists often get asked of are "How do you find a site?" or "How do you know where to dig?" These worksheets will help you understand the sampling strategies archaeologists use when deciding where to dig.


Past Archaeology Projects

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