National Archaeology with the AIA-Gainesville Society
November 7, 2011
For National Archaeology Day members of the AIA-Gainesville Society staffed a display table outside of a popular local public library branch, the Millhopper Library. The table will be attended by members with AIA handouts, laptop showing slides of archaeology sites, flyers for upcoming lectures, Archaeology Magazine issues, and artifact reproductions from Egypt, North Coast Peru, and Mississippian culture. At 2:00 pm, University of Florida Classics Department Professor Mary Ann Eaverly gave a slide lecture, "The Last Days of Pompeii," in the library lecture room. Thirty people attended the lecture including several children. Cookies, juice, and iced tea were served before and after the lecture.
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.