Society of Iranian Archaeologists Hosts "Horizon of Archaeology" Event
October 23, 2018

Session participants. Photo courtesy of Niloufar Ehteshami.
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Brief Description: 
IAD activities in Tehran included a lecture and panel discussion about the past, present, and future of archaeology in Iran.

On International Archaeology Day, the Society of Iranian Archaeologists, in cooperation with the University of Tehran’s Archaeology Institute, held a "Horizon of Archaeology" event—a friendly session that included archaeology professors, scientists who work in interdisciplinary fields involving archaeology, and students in the University of Tehran’s Archaeology Department. Dr. Mousavi, head of the Society, opened with words about the history of Archaeology Day.

IAD in Cleveland, Ohio
October 22, 2018

Photo courtesy of CAS President Phil Wanyerka.
Brief Description: 
Over 1,400 people joined the AIA-Cleveland Society to celebrate IAD 2018 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

The AIA-Cleveland Society (Cleveland Archaeological Society) celebrated International Archaeology Day this past October 13, 2018 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. This event, which featured archaeologists and scholars from universities and private commercial firms around Northeast Ohio, was well attended by over 1,400 people. This event was tied to Ohio Archaeology Month, International Archaeology Day, and to the museum's Earth Science day. Our table featured various hands-on displays and literature about our society and its annual lecture series.

IAD Celebrated in the Heart of the Oklahoma Panhandle
October 22, 2018

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Main Street Guymon hosted a lecture celebrating the cultures of local Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants for IAD 2018.

Main Street Guymon, an organization dedicated to the history, culture, and commerce of historic downtown Guymon, Oklahoma, hosted a lecture celebrating the cultures of local Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants for International Archaeology Day 2018.  Guymon has significant Ethiopian and Eritrean populations and so Main Street Guymon invited Dr. Dan Mains from the University of Oklahoma to come and tell attendees more about the cultures and people. He did a fabulous job, actually meeting with several of the Ethiopians in Guymon prior to the lecture and representing them to the group, too.

AIA-St. Louis Society Celebrates with IAD Symposium
October 22, 2018

First presentation on Roman hairdressing. Photo Courtesy of Michael Fuller.
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Brief Description: 
The October 20th symposium included three lectures held in honor of Judy Brilliant.

The AIA-St. Louis Society celebrated International Archaeology Day with a symposium at the Missouri History Museum that included three lectures held in honor of Judy Brilliant.  350 people, including 40 children, particpated in the succesful event.

The lectures were:

  • 11AM:Janet V. Stephens (Experimental Archaeologist) will lecture and demonstrate "Ancient Roman Hairdressing: Fiction to Fact"

Where in the World? II
October 19, 2018

Brief Description: 
Can you name the modern country that each archaeological site is located in?

Can you name the modern country the archaeological site is located in? Check back each weekday from now until International Archaeology Day to try new puzzles. 

Be sure to enter the daily drawing at the bottom of this page for a chance to win fun prizes! This week's prize is a 1-year membership to the Archaeological Institute of America.

 

Archaeology School Day at Fort Laurens
October 19, 2018

A mock dig at Fort Laurens Archaeology School Day. Photo courtesy of Fort Laurens
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Brief Description: 
On October 18, nearly 300 homeschool students and parents flocked to Bolivar, Ohio for Archaeology School Day.

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, nearly 300 homeschool students and parents from all over Ohio flocked to Fort Laurens in Bolivar, Ohio for Archaeology School Day. Students learned what it's like to be an archaeologist through hands-on experience with mock digs, assembling small, discovered pieces into a larger whole, metal detecting, watching a video of the dig that uncovered the outline of Fort Laurens, and much more.

Archaeology of Sound to Launch for IAD 2018
October 19, 2018

Listening to on-site recordings from Malta's Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. Photo Courtesy of OTSF.
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Brief Description: 
The OTS Foundation for Neolithic Studies will launch its new audio/visual encounter with the Archaeology of Sound to commemorate International Archaeology Day.

The OTS Foundation for Neolithic Studies will launch its new audio/visual encounter with the Archaeology of Sound to commemorate International Archaeology Day. On the heels of three international multi-disciplinary conferences and the on-site collection of data, the Florida based organization has produced an interactive display about the study of sound in ancient ritual, ceremonial and performance contexts.

Living or Dead?
October 18, 2018

Brief Description: 
Do you know if these archaeological sites built primarily for the living or the dead?

Were these archaeological sites built primarily for the living or the dead? Check back each weekday from now until International Archaeology Day to try new puzzles. 

Be sure to enter the daily drawing at the bottom of this page for a chance to win fun prizes! This week's prize is a 1-year membership to the Archaeological Institute of America.

 

IAD 2018 Spotlight on Auckland, NZ
October 17, 2018 | by Author Mary Kienholz, Senior Specialist: Community Heritage, Auckland Council

Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, Bastion Point, Auckland, New Zealand
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Brief Description: 
Our partner, Auckland Council, just completed their 2-week Auckland Heritage Festival 2018 which included several IAD events. Mary Kienholz provides us an eyewitness account for two.

The Auckland Heritage Festival is an annual festival put on by Aucklanders, for Aucklanders. The 2018 festival theme was Ngā iwi o Tāmaki Makarau – Celebrating the heritage of our people. The theme encouraged Aucklanders to reflect on the unique heritage of the Auckland region and the people and communities that have shaped Auckland’s history and development.

Student Notebooks: Zeyu
October 17, 2018

Description: 

I’m Zeyu from Shanghai, China, and I’m in the rising senior year in my high school. I’m interested in archaeology and I lead the archaeological club at school. When I tried to figure out a place where I could spend a meaningful summer, Achill caught my eye. Seeking an opportunity to gain some practical archaeological experience, and intrigued by its geographical uniqueness, I joined this archaeological excavation team on this remote island on the west coast of Ireland with teammates from all over the world interested in archaeology.

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