Monday, April 13, 2015

OAS Spring Dig: May 11-16, 2015

Time to get back out in the field!  Come join the Oklahoma Anthropological Society at the 2015 Spring Dig.  It will be at Historic Fort Washita in Durant.  The Fort was first established in 1842 and was acquired by the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1962.  It is now a National Historic Landmark.

Join us for a 6 day archaeological dig with educational programs in the evenings.  Dr. Amanda Regnier and Dr. Scott Hammerstedt from the Oklahoma Archeological Survey will be directing the excavations.  According to dig chair Andy Slaucitajs, the digging area has no shade, but also no poison ivy or oak.

As always, visitors are welcome and observation of the dig is free, but participation requires membership in the OAS and a small fee.

One of the hotels recommended for visitors to the Fort is the Best Western Markita (580-924-7676).  Limited camping is also available at Lake Texoma on a first-come first-serve basis.