A special "thank you" from Jeri Jones, moderator for our 1st Archaeology Camp. "I would like to thank the Friends of Codorus State Park for establishing the event, Park staff, The York History Center, all of the volunteers who participated and our special presenters in making the week a success. We now turn our attention to cataloging the artifacts and writing the report." Pictures and results to follow! Thanks Jeri for all your hard work with this amazing opportunity for the kids!
Will this be offered in 2024? TBA! Check back for details.
NEW! The Friends of Codorus State Park in conjunction with Codorus State Park hosted its first Youth Archaeology Camp for ages 9 - 12!
Students conducted real archaeology under the leadership of local archaeologist Jeri Jones at the site of the Mary Ann Furnace, the oldest cold-blast furnace west of the Susquehanna River.
Students learned various procedures in conducting an archaeological excavation.
Cleaning and preparing artifacts for identification and report writing.
The York County History Center conducted a short program daily on a topic themed to the furnace and mining.
Also, a 1-hour program, free of charge, was offered to learn what the kids learned that week. Open to the public, no registration required. Press release HERE. (The correct address for the program is: 1888 Black Rock Rd, Hanover, PA.)
Cost - $240 PER CHILD Online registration only. No refunds. Limited spaces available.
The students must be dropped off and picked up at the furnace site by a parent or guardian and must bring their own lunch and beverages.
Why excavate at Codorus?
Jeri Jones conducted excavations at the furnace site in 2009 and 2010 with the support of the York County Parks. Additional information has been found since then that warrants further excavations.
“The students will hopefully find pieces of the puzzle of understanding how Mary Ann Furnace operated and where various features were located." You can’t get any more real than this.” Jeri Jones
For more information, please contact: Jeri Jones at: email@example.com or 717-887-7103
1066 Blooming Grove Rd, Hanover PA 17331 firstname.lastname@example.org 717-451-3635 Copyright 2023 Friends of Codorus State Park. All rights reserved.