If you could go back in time, would you go back 2,000 years or 200?

That’s a trick question: you can’t go back in time. Alas! But you can come close by participating in the state’s annual archaeological field schools, helping excavations at a Native American site in Holderness that dates back at least 2,000 years, or among the cellar holes of a long-departed industrial complex in Livermore Falls State Park.

In either case, there will be lots of very careful digging and sifting, and who knows what you’ll find.

“As with all scientific endeavors, the more you learn the more you want to know,” state archaeologist Dick Boisvert said.

that’s from a brilliantly written story in the Sunday Concord Monitor (story is here) – you can find out more about the classes here.

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