International Archaeology Day with the University of Guyana
November 21, 2016

IAD 2016 Amerindian Research Unit (Photo Courtesy of the Amerindian Research Unit)
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Brief Description: 
The University of Guyana's interactive activities, demonstrations and dissemination of informative information to the University campus community which brought lots of favorable response from faculty and students.

IAD 2016 was a great success on the University of Guyana Campus. This was a one day event filled with interactive activities, demonstrations and dissemination of informative information to the University campus community which brought lots of favorable response from faculty and students.

Activities included:

Unearthing History at the Royal Ontario Museum
November 21, 2016

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In the Museum-wide event, the Royal Ontario Museum presented a lecture and multiple workshops for it's participants.

Royal Ontario Museum unearthed history as the ROM celebrated International Archaeology Day! From the oldest tools ever used by hominids to the latest technology available to archaeologists,  partcipants could dig, decipher, and uncover the secrets to our shared human past.

Stories from the Dirt: Uncovering Up History
November 21, 2016

Two of the participants digging in the water cistern of the Elkins House property. (Photo Courtesy of Paul Stewart)
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Underground Railroad History Project heard a lecture from Ron Greene and participated in a dig at the Thomas Elkins property.

For International Archaeology Day, Underground Railroad History Project of the NY Capital Region provided a dig and gathering with two speakers Albany, New York. Participants heard from Ron Greene who found a historic church ruin in the large front lawn of his home. With others, he worked to get the site listed on the National Register. Participants at the day program titled "Stories from the Dirt: Uncovering Up History" then participated in a dig at a nearby property where historic figure Thomas Elkins once lived.

You Are What You Wear: Clothing and Adornment in the Ancient World
November 21, 2016

Two young visitors dressed up and enjoying historical props. (Photo Courtesy of Alexis Jordan)
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Brief Description: 
The AIA-Milwaukee IAD event showcased that in ancient times, just like in modern times, different fashions and ways of dressing could say a lot about a person and their culture.

This year to celebrate International Archaeology Day the AIA-Milwaukee Society hosted “You Are What You Wear: Clothing and Adornment in the Ancient World.” In ancient times, just like in modern times, different fashions and ways of dressing could say a lot about a person and their culture. The AIA-Milwaukee Society, along with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Departments of Anthropology, Art History, and FLL/Classics put together a wonderful program of activities and demonstrations to show how ancient fashions changed through time, and how clothes and jewelry were made.

Peabody Museum 150th Anniversary
November 18, 2016 | by Author

The Nettukkusqk Singers, an intertribal quartet of women from Wampanoag and Nipmuc homelands. (Photo Courtesy/Copyright David M. Barron/Oxygen Group)
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The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University celebrated its 150th anniversary and International Archaeology Day.

On October 8, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University marked its 150th anniversary and International Archaeology Day with free admission all day, and an afternoon of hands-on activities, live music and birthday cake. Over 1500 visitors turned out for the event (which included free admission to the connected Harvard Museum of Natural History), to see curators bring out rare objects from storage, such as the FeeJee Mermaid, the bear claw necklace collected by Lewis & Clark, a 90,000 year old human skull from Israel, and a jadeite jewel of an Aztec goddess.

Archaeology Day from the Ground Up
November 18, 2016

Putting plates back together (Photo Courtesy of Chandra Giroux)
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International Archaeology Day in Ottawa included an Archaeology Fair for school age children, reflections from field school, and a lecture by Professor Thomas Chondros.

This year, Archaeology Day was a great success in Ottawa! The AIA-Ottawa Society had approximately 100 people visit their archaeology fair from 12:00-4:00. Between 12:00-2:00 there were activities held that were geared towards elementary school aged children (toga draping, mini excavations, flint knapping, putting plates back together, create your own mosaic, write your name in Greek, etc.) Algonquin College, Carleton University, and the University of Ottawa all had their own tables.

Settlement Patterns of the Oneida Community
November 18, 2016

Archaeology Day participants compared documentary photographs with the existing Oneida Community site (Photo Courtesy of Molly Jessup)
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International Archaeology Day at Oneida Community Mansion House included a walking tour of the structures and landscape that comprised the 19th century community.

International Archaeology Day at Oneida Community Mansion House included a walking tour of the structures and landscape that comprised the 19th century community, and an interpretation of the built structures and structural remnants from that era. Participants explored the sites of the first community millworks, of the original timber-framed Mansion House, the original Community cemetery, and remnant features of the Oswego & Midland railroad that connected the OC with 'the world' (and enabled the Community's commercial viability).

International Archaeology Day with the Museum of Peja - Kosovo
November 18, 2016 | by Author

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On International Archaeology Day, the Museum of Peja- Kosovo, collaborated with the Art School in Peja for a path of cultural heritage.

On International Archaeology Day, the Museum of Peja- Kosovo, collaborated with the Art School in Peja for the first time. An interactive presentation on their cultural heritage started at the Museum of Peja and followed a path to the archaeological site "Gradina", led by PhD Sefer Lajqi, archaeologist. After the trail students drew the archaeological artifacts at the Museum.

On the Trail of the Early Bronze Age Treasure
November 18, 2016

Identifying the archaeological features on the basis of vegetation. (Photo Courtesy of J. Klementová)
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Museum of Central Bohemia in Roztoky organized an Early Bronze Age hoard together with the lectures on Bronze Age and conservation techniques.

Museum of Central Bohemia in Roztoky organized a unique event on International Archaeology Day 2016. For the first time, the museum presented an Early Bronze Age hoard coupled with lectures on Bronze Age and conservation techniques. In addition, visitors could work out an archaeological cipher and find their own chocolate hoard to take away. The museum is very pleased with its 520 visitors who came to celebrate archaeology, and are looking forward to the next year!

AIA Tours: Highlights of Morocco: From the Desert to the Sea, October 2016
November 17, 2016 | by

AIA Tours group at Aghmat.

What a wonderful experience and opportunity leading this AIA tour was! Morocco is a magnificent country in which to see the whole sweep of history, from the villages of indigenous Berber people (the Imazighen) to the impact of the Phoenicians and Romans; the coming of the Arabs bringing Islam in the seventh century; and the development and growth of cities including Fez with what is probably the oldest university in the western world (Al Karaouine founded in 859).

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