Volunteer Ralph Stock of Albuquerque has helped OCA develop ceramic and lithic type collections

Volunteer Opportunities at OCA

OCA provides an opportunity to experience hands-on archeology for amateur archeologists and enthusiasts of cultural preservation. Volunteers are welcome to participate in archeological excavations or artifact processing in the laboratory. OCA field archeologists will train volunteers to excavate and document archeological features, screen soil, and bag artifacts. At the laboratory, volunteers are trained to wash and document collected artifacts, reconstruct broken pottery vessels, and process collected soil samples using the flotation technique.

If you are interested in volunteering at OCA, please contact OCA Director Richard Chapman at chapman@unm.edu or call (505) 277-5853.