Amanda Niebur ’24 didn’t know what she was getting into when she volunteered to participate in an archaeology dig at Historic Sandusky, a house museum owned and operated by the University of Lynchburg.
Ashani Parker ’21, this year’s Sommerville Scholar winner, uses a multidisciplinary approach to education, one that matches the award’s namesake who taught psychology, philosophy, and education.
University of Lynchburg students started a new archaeological dig at Historic Sandusky Saturday. The students worked along with archaeologists from Hurt & Proffitt, an engineering firm with a lab at Sandusky, and history professors. With the new dig, they are looking for the lost smokehouse that once served the historic home but was demolished long ago.
When environmental science major Saba Iqbal ’19 is not in classes, she spends most of her time in an archaeology laboratory, cleaning, photographing, and filing artifacts found on the grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, the personal retreat of the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson.
LC students and alumni recently used their knowledge and skills to develop a program that helped children experience how archaeology reveals information about people and events from the past. The program began with an orientation by Kelly Childress ’13, ’15 MA, a veteran of the 2014 Sandusky Archaeology Field School, who taught the children about the tools and techniques used by professional archaeologists. […]
Digging in the soil outside Historic Sandusky has been like digging for buried treasure, even though the artifacts LC students unearthed this year would not sell for much online. “It’s still treasure,” said James Robbins ’18. “It has historical worth.” Over the past five weeks, James and four other students continued excavating a site by the […]
The engineering firm Hurt & Proffitt will move an archaeology laboratory to Sandusky. Lynchburg College students will use the lab in research for Sandusky as well as H&P projects.