Archaeology students excavate at Cannon River Fiber Farm
The Carleton Archaeological Research Collection of Animal Specimens (CARCAS) traveled to the farm on Sept. 23.
Archaeology students recently traveled to the Cannon River Fiber Farm for a community partnership through the Carleton Archaeological Research Collection of Animal Specimens (CARCAS). Not only did the students gain hands-on experience in community engagement and excavation, they brought back an entirely whole alpaca skeleton for the CARCAS laboratory to study.
Directed by Sarah Kennedy, Robert A. Oden, Jr. postdoctoral fellow for innovation in the humanities and archaeology, CARCAS is Carleton’s own osteological comparative collection, dermestid beetle colony and 3D digital repository of animal skeletons.