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Applications open for tribal archeological training

The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is supporting a new training program that prepares tribal citizens to serve as cultural monitors at archeological sites.

Tribal citizens are encouraged to apply to this no cost, four-week accredited course. An online portion takes place between May 20-31 with an in-person session taking place at West Chester University, Pennsylvania, from June 1-14. The course is open to applicants ages 18-30 (up to age 35 for veterans).

Participants will learn tribal laws and policies, archeological field methods, cultural monitoring of archeological fieldwork, and cultural research techniques.

Funded by the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and the National Park Foundation, the course is hosted by West Chester University. Participants will earn four college credits. Additionally, three individuals will be offered the opportunity to apprentice with the National Park Service and its local Tribal Historic Preservatio...

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