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IAD at the Beaches Museum
October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
381 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32233 United States
Sponsored by: AIA-Jacksonville Society
AIA Society: Jacksonville
On Oct. 19, 2019 the Archaeological Institute of America–Jacksonville Society will celebrate International Archaeology Day with its annual fair at the Beaches Museum in Jacksonville Beach from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Attendees can learn how local Native Americans made pottery and rope from natural resources and can actually make their own examples. Other organizations that will be participating are the Museum of Science and History, the Jacksonville Historical Society, the Cowford Archaeological Research Society, and the Master Gardeners. There will also be a simulated dig where children can pretend to be archaeologists. Students from the University of North Florida will be on hand to assist. At noon in the historic 1887 chapel we will have a lecture by Dr. Katherine Grillo, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida. Her lecture is titled “The Lives and Deaths of Neolithic Herders in Northwestern Kenya: New Archaeological Research at the Turkana Basin’s Megalithic Cemeteries.”