29th Annual Dover Dam Days
April 29 – May 1, 2016 – Archaeology
Can you dig it!
“Archaeologists are detectives who study how people lived in the past. They figure out what happened, when, how, and why.
Using the clues that people left behind, they try to understand how and why human culture has changed through time.”
You will have the opportunity to see how these history detectives figure out the when’s, how’s and why’s of the past. With guidance and instruction provided by both professional, as well as dedicated and experienced amateur archaeologists, you will learn about the techniques and tools used to transport oneself back in time, ultimately trying to see what you would have seen had you been there in person.
You will learn about real archaeological sites around the world, and you will get to hold real artifacts discovered at real “digs”.
You may even get to tour Fort Laurens, a Revolutionary War Fort in nearby Bolivar.
You will meet someone from the Revolutionary War period and travel back in time with to the early days of our country.
You will work with skilled crafters who will give you hands-on instruction in the crucial art of taking rough stone and
delicately knapping away at it until it reveals the tools and weaponry critical to survival.
Divided into small groups, you will participate in a dig, where you and your friends, with the assistance of members of the Sugarcreek Valley Chapter of the Archeological Society of Ohio, will be given a plot to excavate. You’ll work a screen, carefully looking for any artifacts that may be discovered among the dirt and rocks.
And since this is Dover Dam Weekend, you will also have the chance to go inside a real dam!
Throw in a commemorative patch, a great dinner and an old-fashioned campfire and it makes for one great weekend.
Pre-registration is required for both camping & program!!!!
For Camping info & reservations
Call the Camp Ranger @ 330-859-2288
Or email the Camp @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Program info & pre-registration
Whether scouts attend for the weekend, or just on Saturday,
they will have a chance to complete all of the merit badge requirements.
For campers, campsites can only be guaranteed with pre-registration
The cost is $15 per person, adult or scout.
That fee covers all program activities, plus a commemorative patch, a great dinner and the campfire.
Camping costs are extra and depend on camp site or cabin selected.