LFCC Luray-Page County Center to Host Archeological Dig Presentation

For Immediate Release:
March 4, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

LURAY, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Luray-Page County Center will host a presentation about a current archeological dig in Page County. The event is free and open to the public.

Who: Dr. Michael R. Barber, state archaeologist for the Department of Historic Resources, will present a program titled "Recent Keyser Farm Excavations: A Regional Fit in 2008." Barber holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Virginia.

What: Barber’s presentation will focus on the recent Keyser Farm Excavation in the Rileyville section of Page County along the Shenandoah River. Discussion will focus on the Late Woodland Village (Native American site) and integrate the data into a broader statewide and regional perspective. Attendees will enjoy viewing photographs of the dig and artifacts recovered from the site.

When: Friday, March 14, 2008, at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Luray-Page County Center, 334 North Hawksbill St., Luray, Va. 22835

For more information, interested individuals may contact the Center at 540-843-0722.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.