Colorado Celebrates National Archaeology Day with a Fair at the Museum of Natural History
October 30, 2012
On October 20th, the University Of Colorado Museum Of Natural History teamed up with AIA Societies in Boulder and Denver, as well as the University of Colorado Departments of Classics and Anthropology to host an Archaeology Fair. These groups were joined by many others, including the Colorado Archaeological Society, History Colorado, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Egypt Study Society, PaleoResearch, and PaleoWest, to help celebrate National Archaeology Day. Family friendly activities included simulated dig, scarabs, weaving, pottery painting, and more. There were Gallery Tours led by Dr. Stephen Lekson. Lectures by Dr. Inga Calvin on "Maya 2012," Dr. Tyler Lansford on the "Destruction of Rome," and Dr. Stephen Lekson on "Mesa Verde" rounded out a fun filled day.
The Bayon Information Center in Siem Reap, Cambodia has joined as a new Collaborating Organization for International Archaeology Day 2013.
The Legacy: Hands on the Past, Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio and Frank H. McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee Knoxville have returned for International Archaeology Day 2013.
This week, the AIA has paired with two new organizations to promote International Archaeology Day 2013.