Beaches Museum and History Park
381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
On Oct 21, the Archaeological Institute of America--Jacksonville Society and the Beaches Museum and History Park in Jacksonville Beach will present the fourth annual archaeology fair to celebrate International Archaeology Day. There will be demonstrations of rope making and pottery making and people will be able to participate. The Master Gardeners will also show how local indigenous peoples used plants for various purposes, such as making masks. The Museum of Science and History will have activities for all the family, and the Florida Public Archaeology Network will have displays of local archaeological products. Dr. Keith Ashley from the University of North Florida will identify local artifacts for the public. The Beaches Museum will provide children the opportunity to participate in a simulated dig, always a popular activity. At noon, zooarchaeologist Vicki Rolland will present a lecture in the historic 1887 chapel explaining what can be learned from animal bones recovered from local excavations. The fair lasts from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.