Date(s) - August 27, 2016
Three potential dates are being considered for this guided tour and classroom experience. Saturdays…July 30th, August 27th, September 10th. Please indicate dates that you are willing to participate in this tour. Tour registration is $55 and includes lunch and transportation from Athens to Buchtel and return. The deadline for a decision is July 10th. We need at least 8 paid participants. For more information check the website www.littlecitiesofblackdiamonds.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-394-3011
— Visitors participating in Anthropology Alive! will learn first hand how anthropology research is conducted by participating with Dr. Nancy Tatarek and her students in the Appalachian Population Project at a cemetery in the once booming mining town of Buchtel where miners and their families are buried. The experience will begin and end at Ohio University with lunch and transportation to the cemtery included. Participants will receive a brief training session focusing on the project and its research. By afternoon you will become part of the research team! Assisted by Dr. Tatarek and her students, you will help locate the records and history of one of the historical families in the project. After the classroom session, the group will move to St. Patrick’s Cemetery to connect the records with the stones found there. Dr. Tatarek will also provide a short synopsis of some field research techniques. A visit to the former St. Patrick’s Church (now St. Mary’s of the Hills) is included. Tickets are $55 each.