My classmate Charles and I were on the first day of excavations and had been working for less than half a day when we made the find: a beautifully incised 1,100-year-old decorated pipe bowl. The thrill of discovery is exactly why I am an anthropology major, which combines academically based education with hands-on experience.
Histories of past cultures have always interested me, but I was drawn to Professor Jack Rossen’s Archaeological Field School at Levanna, near the shores of Cayuga Lake, because I’d get to work alongside the descendants of the Cayuga people who had lived there more than a thousand years ago.
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