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American Veterans Archaeological Recovery

American Veterans Archaeological Recovery

Promoting the well-being of disabled veterans transitioning to civilian life through field archaeology.

About AVAR

American Veterans Archaeological Recovery (AVAR) integrates military veterans with physical or mental disabilities into a community of archaeological researchers that supports their rehabilitation through goal-oriented, team-centered excavations. The social bonding and shared experiences of participants are an important feature of American Veterans Archaeological Recovery. Participants share their new experiences in archaeology with others from the community of veterans, and will make new connections in the community of academic and professional archaeologists working to discover and preserve the physical evidence of our common cultural heritage.


Social bonding and shared experiences promote recovery.


Participants are assigned to roles based on ability, regardless of service injury.


Training provided by professional archaeologists from major universities.

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Excavations & Projects

Next Project

Israel – Ruin of the Pillars

Apr 19, 2019

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Upcoming Projects

Saratoga Excavation (May 20, 2019)

Recent Projects

Shaker Settlement (2018)
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Israel Excavation (2018)
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Anglo-Saxon Cemetery (2018)
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Notes from the Field

Media & News Coverage

Save 94 Revolutionary Acres at Saratoga and Newtown

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Contact AVAR

If you are interested in joining American Veterans Archaeological Recovery, want to go on a dig, or have any questions, please contact us here or through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

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