Ancient Art Bash: Digging in the Archives for Archaeology Day

Sponsored by School of Art and Art History, University of Florida

AIA Society Event: Gainesville

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

University of Florida, Fine Arts C 116A
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

As part of the Art Department's annual Art Bash, we will have displays and activities that involve students in processes that take place after an archaeological dig:

  • A CAD video will play featuring a digital walk-through of the now-destroyed Olmec site of La Venta in Mexico.  (Image based upon actual measurements from archeological field note books whose data was originally published incorrectly.)
  • A puzzle in which students can take (photocopies of) building rubble and try to piece a Maya temple back together, just as art historians and archaeologists do in the field and in the lab.
  • A cataloging activity that shows students the process of organizing artifacts after the dig using actual objects and fragments from the Isle of Rhodes.

Eleanor Laughlin

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