University of Florida (FAC Room 201)
101 Fine Arts Building A
Gainesville, FL 32611
In honor of Archaeology Day, we will be hosting a room in conjunction with the College of Fine Arts' annual Art Bash event. The fun begins at 6pm this Friday night. Our exhibit will be located in FAC room 201. The theme is "Ancient Art Bash/Archival Digging for Archaeology Day."
We have three "centers" that will be on display in the room:
We will feature a digital reconstruction of the archaeological site of La Venta (Mexico) headed by Susan Gillespie, based upon her discovery in the archives of the Smithsonian.
We will also have a "Cataloging Center" where students will have a chance to record actual artifacts, just as an archive would do after a dig.
Finally, we will have a life-size puzzle of one of the buildings at the archaeological site of Copan. The mystery of the puzzle is not in the shapes of the pieces, but in the epigraphy depicted on each block. Participants will have a master image to work from as they try to coordinate the pieces, but can imagine the challenge archaeologists and art historians face in attempting to reconstruct ancient structures that have fallen to rubble.