Societies News

November 13, 2019

AIA-Williamsburg Society Co-Sponsors Local Archaeology Day

Dr. Ward talks about the excavations at Selinute, Sicily. Photo courtesy of the AIA-Williamsburg Society.

Thanks to an AIA Society Outreach Grant, on September 26th the AIA-Williamsburg Society co-sponsored William and Mary Archaeology Day along with William and Mary’s Center for Liberal Arts and Arts & Sciences Annual Fund. Participants included faculty and students from the departments of Anthropology, Art History, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Religious Studies, and the Center for GIS at William and Mary, plus also participants from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

The day’s events included a poster session that ran concurrently with a guided tour of the department’s collection of archaeological artifacts, followed by a screening of the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  The poster session included 15 posters organized by 24 individuals.  To cap off the day, students organized a trivia event that followed the movie.

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