Volunteers sought for archeological work

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By The Staff

On Jan. 8, archeologists from the Southeast Archeological Center in Atlanta will begin working at the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek near Hodgenville, and they're seeking students and volunteers to help.

This project, funded by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, will provide archeological data for any evidence from the Lincoln family time period or earlier historical periods.

Archeologists will be using shovel testing survey methods, geophysical surveys, magnetometer surveys, test unit excavation and backhoe trenching.

Students will have the opportunity to use classroom skills in the field. On-site training will be provided.

Volunteers interested in this project are asked to be available for at least five days. Allowances will be made for individual circumstances, and work will continue through the weekends.

For more information about the project, or to volunteer, contact Sandy Brue, chief of interpretation and resource management, at sandy_brue@nps.gov or (270) 358-3137.