November 18, 2016
This year, Archaeology Day was a great success in Ottawa! The AIA-Ottawa Society had approximately 100 people visit their archaeology fair from 12:00-4:00. Between 12:00-2:00 there were activities held that were geared towards elementary school aged children (toga draping, mini excavations, flint knapping, putting plates back together, create your own mosaic, write your name in Greek, etc.) Algonquin College, Carleton University, and the University of Ottawa all had their own tables. From 2:00-3:00, three undergraduate students shared their adventures of their first field school in the summer of 2016. Afterwards, a guest lecture by Professor Thomas Chondros was presented from 3:00-4:00, co-hosted by the friends of the Canadian Institute in Greece.
International Archaeology Day Blog