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Can You Dig It?

Celebrating international archaeology day with elementary school students from a Title I public school in the area.

Journey of an Artifact – Presidio of San Francisco


This event will present a video that follows the Presidio archaeologists as they demonstrate the process of archaeology from excavation to curation, giving viewers an inside look into the journey of an artifact. The audience will learn the importance of each step in the archaeological process and how we can interpret and piece together the […]

Garbology Activity – Presidio of San Francisco

This activity will guide participants in a study of their own environment and lives as a chance to practice archaeology. Participants will choose several items that they intend to throw in the garbage. They will study this future garbage as “artifacts”. By practicing garbology, participants will learn how to sort material types, deduce what will […]

“Re-Membering Osiris:Overcoming Death in Ancient Egypt” by Robert Ritner

3302 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA

A virtual lecture, by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, co sponsored by the Richmond Society, AIA. This lecture is in conjunction with VMFA's Sunken Cities Exhibit. Attendance free of charge, but you must register with VMFA at, click on the calendar, go to October 25 and register in advance

Epidemics and Syndemics – a webinar with Dr. Fabian Crespo

Kicking off our 2020-21 series of archaeology webinars with a very timely subject, Dr. Fabian Crespo will offer an anthropological perspective on medieval and modern disease outbreaks in a presentation titled "Epidemics and Syndemics: From Leprosy (Hansen's disease) in Medieval Europe to COVID-19 Pandemic." In this webinar, focused on leprosy in medieval Europe and COVID-19, […]

“Athenian Ostracism: New Light on an Ancient Practice” by James P. Sickinger

Ostracism was a form of temporary exile that allowed ancient Athenian citizens to vote into temporary exile powerful individuals thought to pose a threat to their democracy. The practice took its name from the potsherds—ostraka—onto which voters scratched the names of those persons they wanted to banish. Excavations in Athens have uncovered thousands of these […]