Urban Archaeology Summer 2016

This summer, in collaboration with the National Park Service, Groundwork Lawrence will add a new and exciting program to our ranks! The Urban Archaeology Corps (UAC) is an innovative project that will engage 8 Lawrence young adults, ages 16 - 24 in exploring urban cultural heritage and archaeology within the National Park Service and the Greater Lawrence community. This new program not only provides five weeks of paid work for Lawrence young adults but also provides hands-on professional training and exploration of archaeology as a career. The group will be lead by a team of mentors including an archaeologist, a youth mentor and NPS staff, and will work on archaeological tasks related to the history of Lawrence, the Essex National Heritage Area, and local National Park sites. Youth will investigate local archaeology through site visits, park improvement projects and historical research in local archives and museum collections. Project participants will share their discoveries with the community through public events and the creation of blogs, brochures and exhibits to tell the archaeological story of Lawrence to the community! To learn more about this new program, please email Lesly Melendez at lmelendez @ groundworklawrence.org