If you’re looking for an exciting activity for your teenager this summer, consider the Summer Archaeology Institute of the Wakefield Estate on 1465 Brush Hill Road.

Each summer, the estate offers a hands-on program specifically designed for high school and college students interested in learning about local history and archaeology at the historic 22-acre property in Milton.

It is one of only a few programs of its type in the country. This year, participants will work side by side with graduate archaeology students from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Each two-week session offers students an introduction to the field of archaeology through participation in an actual excavation on-site.

The news archive on the Wakefield Estate website includes many articles about finds during previous sessions including a small button with the writing initials “GW” and “Long Live the President,” a memento from the first presidential inauguration in 1789.

Session I will take place July 8 through July 19 and Season II will be from July 22 to Aug. 2. In both sessions, the time will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A few spaces are still available for both sessions.

For more information or to obtain an application, call 617-333-0924. A downloadable pdf of the application is available at wakefieldtrust.org.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.