BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND METAL DETECTORISTS
Learn how we use metal detecting and other survey methods to discover new archaeology sites. No prior experience is necessary, you just need a interest in learning our process.
2021 Metal Detecting Program
In this program, participants will use the most current techniques to locate possible sites and artifacts on the property. No previous experience is necessary to participate. Our programs are designed to introduce people to the archaeological research process. Participants will also learn about the history of this area through exclusive lectures and tours not offered to typical Montpelier visitors. The marriage of the metal detecting and the other archaeological and historical information gathered about the location will give participants, as well as future visitors, a deeper understanding of what life was truly like on the plantation.
Participants in our expeditions come from a wide variety of backgrounds and a wide range of ages -- from 12 to over 80! Children 12-15 are welcome to participate with a registered parent or guardian and this program is a wonderful opportunity to create a memorable parent-child experience. Those 16-18 may participate on their own, but are only permitted to stay in the on-site housing with a registered parent or guardian.