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Anthropology students dig into Freedmen’s Town history, archaeology

HOUSTON [June 27, 2012] The HCC Anthropology Department invites you to visit the site of their first archaeological field methods class. Students have been excavating the remains of a 100-year -old house in Freedmen’s Town located in Houston’s historic Fourth Ward. During this journey, the students have been learning about the history and archaeology of this important community all month.

Come see how students are trained in the methods and practices for excavating archaeological sites and learn a little about the history of one of the oldest communities in the Houston area. Anthropology faculty will be available to give tours of the excavation site and nearby Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum. The address is 1314 Andrews St. and there is a small parking lot across the street.

Students will excavate from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28. For more information, please contact Scotty Moore at

Thursday, June 28
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum
1314 Andrews St.
Houston, TX 77019

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