Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New College Building a Public Archeological Lab

On March 8, 2010 New College began construction of an archeological lab to allow a hands on learning experience of the processes of finding, identifying and cataloging local artifacts.

While the Sarasota area has a somewhat brief recorded history, we have a very long history of settlement by man – going back 10,000 years or so.

It is this record that makes us unique and the New College lab will help us learn more about these early settlements.

President Michaelson addresses those gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony:


Below, Sherry Svekis (Time Sifters of Sarasota) talks about the importance of understanding our past.


And then the shovels turn the dirt.


The new facility will be finished in about 4 months.