Hands-On Weedon Adult Archaeology Camp



Work with professional archaeologists and researchers to uncover clues about the culture and lifeways of the early people who inhabited the Tampa Bay region.
You will contribute by:

• Assisting AWIARE researchers in excavation, recording data, screening sediment, and collecting artifacts, bone, and samples.

• Helping to analyze artifacts and process findings in the lab.

You will be part of a small group limited to eight participants for five days. Participants will rotate daily between field work and lab analysis.   Lunch will be provided at the AWIARE Research Station.

Expedition cost: $495.00, which includes daily lunch. (SIGN UP AN PAY BELOW)


Day 1 –
9:00 AM:  Meet at AWIARE Research Station for introductions and orientation.
10-11:30 AM:  Introductory lecture on Tampa Bay Archaeology by archaeologist, Dr. Robert Austin.
11:30-12:30:  Lunch
12:30-3:30:  Hike to field site, view previous excavations.
Dr. John Arthur will give a brief talk on University of South Florida’s archaeological site research.

Days 2-4 –
8:30 AM-12 PM:  Excavate at field site or analyze artifacts in lab and process findings.
12-1:00 PM:  Lunch at AWIARE Research Station
1:00-4:30 PM:  Excavate at field site or analyze artifacts in lab and process findings.

Day 5 –
9:00 AM-12 PM:  Travel by cars to visit local archaeology sites, Pinellas Point and Maximo Beach.
12:00-1:30 PM: Farewell lunch and departure.

Cost per person: $495.00 – Payment accepted here.


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: CDC guidelines will be in effect throughout the expedition.  An Active Screening Questionnaire will be given to participants at the start of the camp and a screening process will be in place each day. Masks and social distancing will be required at all times.  Temperatures will be taken at the beginning of each day.  Hand sanitizers and disinfectants will be available for personal use.  All commonly touched surfaces will be regularly cleaned with disinfectant.

To minimize contact, participants will be divided into two groups that will rotate between field and lab each day.

During the camp, if any individual experiences COVID-19-like symptoms the individual will be required to leave the Preserve and the Camp must close. Fees will be reimbursed on a pro-rated basis minus a $95 administration fee.

WAIVERS: All Participants must sign Standard Field Waiver Forms which will include a Covid-19 release signature. We will forward these to you.

For additional information and questions, please send us an email at: awiare1@gmail.com