‘Wash and Talk’ Hands-On Archaeology Series Returns to New Quarter Park

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Volunteer Deb Woodward examines an artifact from York County’s New Quarter Park during a recent “Wash and Talk” event. (Courtesy York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism)
Volunteer Deb Woodward examines an artifact from York County’s New Quarter Park during a recent “Wash and Talk” event. (Courtesy York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism)

Amateur archaeologists can now try their hands at washing and sorting real artifacts through New Quarter Park’s monthly “Wash and Talk” series.

The program, which launched for the 2016 season last month, is slated for the second Friday of every month through October.

Fairfield Foundation archaeologists, with the cooperation of the York County Historical Museum, will lead each Wash and Talk session

These real historical artifacts, recovered from the bluff overlooking Queens Creek and other public archaeology sites, will offer insight into the early occupants of the park land.

Artifacts discovered at New Quarter Park can be dated to pre-historic times all the way through the colonial period.

Participants will gather in the picnic shelter area near the park’s parking lot from 10 a.m. to noon to wash and sort the artifacts while being treated to a talk on the latest finds and the history of the park land.

Registration is required to participate in Wash and Talk events.

For more information or to register, please contact Molly Nealer in the York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism office at 757-890-3513 or by email at nealerm@yorkcounty.gov.

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