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October 2019

“It Belongs in a Museum!” Archaeological Highlights of the OCHM

October 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum
66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 United States

Take a special, guided tour with our curator as he highlights the archaeological finds throughout our museum.

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Archaeology Homeschool Day

October 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Fort Laurens
11067 Fort Laurens Rd NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States

Students at Archaeology Homeschool Day will experience the trade, tools, and discoveries of archaeologists. Hands-on activities will engage students in archaeological practices including a mock dig, metal detecting and much more. Students will also participate in recreating famous archaeological discoveries. Appropriate for students of all ages, but most appropriate for K-8. Reservations are required for this event and can be made by calling 330-874-3011.

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ALF – Archaeology, Lunch & Film

October 18, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Eckerd College
4200 54th Ave. South
St Petersburg, FL 33711 United States

    The Olli Program at Eckerd College wishes to become a participant in International Archeology Day activities.   “Olli-the Osher lifelong Learning Institute-at Eckerd College is a non-profit education program designed for people age 50+ and open to all adult learners.  Each year OLLI provides more than 300 intellectually stimulating non-credit classes, interest groups, local and international trips, and special events for its at several locations in Pinellas County .”   OllI’s goal “is to provide affordable, high quality,…

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International Archaeology Day at the Parthenon

October 19, 2019
The Parthenon
Centennial Park (2600 West End Avenue)
Nashville, TN 37203 United States

International Archaeology Day at the Parthenon 9:00am-12:00pm Saturday, October 19 Come join a morning full of archaeology activities and experiences at the Parthenon in Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee! The world's only full-size replica of the Parthenon is hosting the AIA-Nashville Society International Archaeology Day celebration including meet-and-greet opportunities with real archaeologists, special Architecture Tours, and a variety archaeology challenges to earn your very own archaeology badge (while supplies last). Bring your archaeology questions and your sense of adventure! This…

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Uncover Archaeology: Community Archaeology Day at the Joukowsky Institute

October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology
Rhode Island Hall, Brown University, 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912 United States

See ancient coins from Greece and Rome up close! Touch human and animal bones! Examine and draw Persian and Roman ceramics, prehistoric tools, precious metals, and other artifacts from thousands of years ago – coached by experts! And talk with Brown’s archaeologists about their fieldwork all over the world!

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Archaeology of College Hill Community Archaeology Day

October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Moses Brown School
250 Lloyd Avenue
Providence, RI 02906 United States

Come be part of an active archaeological excavation! Students will be digging on the grounds of Moses Brown School (next to Brown’s athletic center), uncovering the foundations of a 19th century home and processing artifacts from that household. Stop by (with your family or on your own) any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to see what artifacts students are discovering or even try your hand at digging. Moses Brown School (Excavation at the corner of Hope St and…

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Archaeology Open House

October 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
G-1 McElhaney Hall
Indiana, PA 15705 United States

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department Anthropology Department will hold its annual Archaeology Open House on October 20 from noon to 3:00 p.m. It is free and open to the community. Activities will take place on the ground floor of IUP’s McElhaney Hall and outside on the South Lawn adjacent to the building (weather permitting). The program is designed for all ages and all knowledge levels. Events planned are prehistoric and historic artifact displays from local archaeological sites, stone tool-making demonstrations,…

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Boott Cotton Mills walking tour

October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lowell National Historical Park
115 John Street
Lowell, MA 01852 United States

Join Park rangers on a walking tour of the landscape and standing structures (interiors and exteriors) that formed the Boott Cotton Mills company in Lowell MA. The tour will cover the entire original Boott Mills site, from Bridge St to Kirk Street and from French St to the Merrimack River.

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Archaeological Oddities: A Field Guide to Claims of Lost Civilizations, Ancient Visitors, and other Strange Sites in North America

October 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Breed Memorial Hall, Tufts University
51 Winthrop Street
Medford, 02155 United States

The inaugural Peabody Lecture in Archaeology and Education Join Central Connecticut State University Professor of Anthropology Ken Feder for an entertaining and eye opening tour of sites that have inspired some of the strangest, and most dangerous, ideas about North American archaeology. From aliens, dragons, giants, and trans-Atlantic visitors, Feder explains why these amusing and seemingly harmless ideas about the American past undermine the real story of Native Americans. Free and Open to the Public * Refreshments * Book Signing…

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Augmented Reality Maya Chocolate Plate

October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

“Shrink” yourself down to “walk” into an ancient Maya vessel using augmented reality! Maya women were often essential for uniting kingdoms. When a marriage was arranged between Maya royal families, kings often exchanged gifts of three-legged plates like this for serving chocolate. Use the museum’s iPad as a magic window to discover fine details on one such plate that cannot be seen on the actual artifact. A gallery facilitator will guide you through the experience and will share more about…

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