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.
University of Alaska Anchorage hosted International Archaeology Day on October 19th.
The Northeast Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network hosted an Archaeology Bar Crawl through downtown St. Augustine in honor of International Archaeology Day.
The Commission to Preserve National Monuments celebrated the International Archaeology Day with a series of events titled "Cultural Memory, a Vanishing Treasure: Archaeological Heritage of BiH."