Community colleges offer archaeology training and dig at Japanese Gulch

May 3, 2012

Lynnwood, Wash.— Edmonds and Everett community colleges offer archaeology classes this summer with a rare opportunity for students to work on a real local dig.

Students will be excavating a site at Japanese Gulch, within 140 acres of wooded ravine, in Mukilteo this summer. They will be recovering artifacts of the Japanese community, emigrants working in the Mukilteo Lumber Mills, who lived in the area in the early 1900s. The City of Mukilteo discovered historical and cultural artifacts at the site while working on a fish passage and stream restoration project at Japanese Gulch Creek.

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