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An Introduction to

The Archeological Society of Virginia


A 30 Minute Documentary Video
Narrated by Avocational Archaeologist Russell E. Darden
Produced by
June N. Cooper/ Asgard Productions


The Cactus Hill Site

Excavating at Cactus HillCactus Hill Archaeology Site signArtifacts from Cactus Hill (located near the Nottoway River in Sussex County Virginia) have been carbon dated from 16,000 BC!!  It is possibly the oldest man site in the western hemisphere.  


Dover Steam MillDover Steam MillHarry Jaeger

a Civil War Archaeology site near Richmond, Virginia.

1999-2000 ASV President Harry Jaeger has worked almost entirely with ASV volunteers to uncover the mystery of DOVER STEAM MILL



Ongoing Archaeology at

Mount Vernon Manor HouseMount Vernon ArchaeologyMount Vernon
George Washington's Home

Under the direction of Esther White & Dennis Pogue.



Mike & ASV StudentsHidden Valley1997 ASV Field School

At Hidden Valley in Warm Springs, Virginia.

This Field School was part of the ongoing
ASV Certification Program for becoming an Archaeological Field Technician.

The Certification Program is headed by professional Archaeologist
Michael Barber of the US Forest Service.


See Archaeological Techniques in Action

ScreeningHidden Valley Archaeology including: excavations,shovel testing, flotation, screening, and
using a level and transit.




ASV LogoThe Archeological Society of Virginia, founded in 1942, is a non-profit organization with regional chapters.  Membership benefits include the opportunity to participate in archaeological digs, a quarterly bulletin, a newsletter and membership card.  Chapters have monthly meetings with programs on various archaeological topics.


THE VIDEOarrowAn Introduction to the Archeological Society of Virginia is available for $19.95  


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