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October 2019

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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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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Virtual Reality Expedition to Ancient Israel

October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harvard Semitic Museum
6 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

“Travel” to an archaeological site in Ashkelon, Israel to explore the first-ever excavation of a Philistine burial ground. For years archaeologists have searched for evidence of these Biblical people. Transport yourself to the center of 360° scenes at an archaeological expedition while your gallery facilitator explains what you are seeing. Borrow a device from the museum or download the virtual reality app on your smartphone and bring it to place in a 3D viewer at the museum for a fully…

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