Ancient Agriculture at Bells Bend Farm Day
November 1, 2012
Bells Bend Park hosted its Annual Farm Day on National Archaeology Day. There were farm events which included a lecture on the ancient farmers of Tennessee by former State Archaeologist Nick Fielder. Topics included how to grow a "three sisters" vegetable garden, and the crops, tools, and growing techniques practiced by different Native American groups. For children there was a mock dig. Total visitation was 471 with dozens of participants at the lecture and over 50 kids at the mock dig.
International Archaeology Day in Anchorage, Alaska was hosted by archaeologists from the state and federal level at University of Anchorage.
For International Archaeology Day, the Oriental Institute hosted a film screening "Breaking Ground: the Story of the Oriental Institute."
Parkin Archeological State Park commemorated International Archaeology Day 2013