Flotation Workshop

june, 2021

26jun12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedFlotation WorkshopInstitute for American Indian Studies12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793

Event Details

Saturday, June 26, 12:00 and 2:00pm

Not all artifacts during an archaeological excavation are easy to spot in the screen. As a matter of fact, some of the most telling and important artifacts can be very difficult to separate from the soil. With a process called flotation, archaeologists run soil samples through water in order to preserve very small details, such as carbon samples or tiny shells. The lighter organic materials “float,” which gives the technique its name. Join our Research Department for an in-depth demonstration of this useful technique and a chance to try it for yourself.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please visit our website to register via Eventbrite. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected]. Price of Participation: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors, $11 for Children (Ages 10 – 12), IAIS and LHAC Members Free.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Institute for American Indian Studies

38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793