Course Agenda

COURSE AGENDA: Day One

Education Room, Fort Necessity National Battlefield Park

8:00-8:30 Course Introduction/Outline (Garrett Silliman)

8:30-9:00 Overview of Archaeological Metal Detecting (Garrett Silliman)

9:00-9:45 Traditional Military Archaeology Applications (Jo Balicki)

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-11:00 Non-military Applications (Chris Espenshade)

11:00-11:30 Field Logistics (Michelle Sivilich)

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:30 Lecture: Fort Necessity and the start of America’s first global conflict (presented by Norman “Chip” Nelson, Chief Ranger Fort Necessity NBP)

1:30-2:00 Improving Performance: Field Methods and Staffing (Sheldon Skaggs)

2:00-2:30 Data Management (Charlie Haecker)

2:30-3:00 Reviewing Metal Detecting Budgets and Reports (Dan Elliot)

3:00-3:30 Case Study CD: An Introduction (Chris Espenshade)

3:30-4:30 Selecting the Appropriate Device (Sheldon Skaggs)

Following initial discussion of various metal detectors, attendees will have the opportunity to inspect them and ask questions of the instructors and manufacturing representatives.

COURSE AGENDA: Day Two

8:00-12:00 Field Practice

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:30 Field Practice

4:00 Class Photograph

COURSE AGENDA: Day Three

8:00-12:00 Field Practice

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:30 Field Practice

3:30-4:00 Evaluation Forms, Certificates of Completion