American Veterans Archaeological Recovery

American Veterans Archaeological Recovery

New Mission, Same Team

About AVAR

American Veterans Archaeological Recovery (AVAR) conducts expert archaeological fieldwork worldwide by combining the drive and precision of military veterans with academic training and supervision. Bonds made on excavations help veterans work through feelings of isolation, disempowerment, and loss of purpose that often occur when service members transition into the civilian world. While our program primarily serves disabled veterans, our emphasis is on ability. We work diligently to create a program that accommodates a diverse community of veterans. Unique in the United States, the AVAR program helps veterans find their future while exploring the past. We describe the enhancement of archaeological fieldwork processes to benefit and develop the participant over the long-term as ‘Rehabilitation Archaeology’.

AVAR Archaeology excavation site
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Excavations & Projects

Next Project

Finding Medina III

Finding Medina III

Our third field season searching for the lost 1813 Battle of Medina

United States United States Feb 06, 2023

Project Begins

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Upcoming Projects

Coming Soon: Colonial Settlement

United States United States Feb 2023

Coming Soon: Civil War Battlefield

United States United States Apr 2023

Coming Soon: French & Indian War

United States United States May 2023

Recent Projects

Media & News Coverage

Battlefield Dig Yields Common Ground, Peace, Clues About Medina

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