Sponsored by Florida Public Archaeology Network
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
FPAN Coordinating Center
207 East Main Street
The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) will celebrate the Archaeological Institute of America’s (AIA) National Archaeology Day on October 20.
On this day everyone who visits the Destination Archaeology! Resource Center (DARC) museum exhibit will receive a prize. Additionally, to celebrate this day FPAN’s Archaeology Lab will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and visitors are welcome to get hands on experience in sorting artifacts discovered at local archaeological sites. An archaeologist will be available to answer questions at both the museum and lab.
Additionally, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. an atlatl workshop will be held on site. A short lecture will explain the origins and mechanics of this ancient dart-throwing device. Next, participants can try their hand at it during our atlatl demonstration outside (weather permitting). This program is free and open to the public. This workshop is limited to 45 participants for each session on a first come first serve basis.
DARC is located at the bottom floor of the Florida Public Archaeology Network Coordinating Center at 207 E Main St., Pensacola, Fla. 32502 (next to the Fish House). Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.
Florida Public Archaeology Network is a statewide program administered by the University of West Florida dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past. Regional centers around Florida serve as clearinghouses for information, institutions for learning and training, and headquarters for public participation in archaeology.