Reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund
November 17, 2016

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We need your assistance to ensure the re-authorization of the Historic Preservation Fund.

Dear friends of the AIA,

We need your assistance to ensure the re-authorization of the Historic Preservation Fund.

Archaeology and history of the Florida Keys by Irving R. Eyster
November 16, 2016

(Photo Courtesy of Matecumbe Historical Trust Corporation)
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The Matecumbe Historical Trust gave a presentation on Florida Keys archaeology and history by the late archaeologist and historian Irving R. Eyster. 

The Matecumbe Historical Trust gave an audio-visual presentation showing many of the artifacts collected by the late historian and archaeologist, Irving R Eyster.  The event, planned by Tina Cash, featured ten display cases of artifacts from different sites and types that were brought for the students from Plantation Key School and Treasure Village Montessori Charter School to view.  The Trust is now planning another event for several others schools in the Keys.

A Trip to Khanis with Let us Save What Remains
November 16, 2016

Before hitting the road at Mazi Mall - Near Water (Photo Courtesy of Let us Save What Remains, Waad)
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On the International Archaeology Day the Let us Save What Remains group hosted a trip to the remains of Khenis, complete with a barbecue and Q & A.

On the International Archaeology Day the Let us Save What Remains group hosted a trip to the remains of the ancient Assyrian site of Khenis, located in the province of Duhok, in Kurdistan, Iraq.  The invitation was opened to anyone who was interested in joining, a bus and a minivan was provided to pick the participants there from Duhok Mazi Mall on Saturday, October the 15th.

Kansas Anthropolgical Association Fall Fling
November 16, 2016 | by Author

Excavators search for traces of former outbuildings on the mission grounds. (Photo Courtesy of Byron Strom)
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The Kansas Anthropological Association and Kansas Historical Society celebrated International Archaeology Day with a three-day field event at the Kaw Indian Mission State Historic Site.

The Kansas Anthropological Association and Kansas Historical Society celebrated International Archaeology Day with a three-day field event at the Kaw Indian Mission State Historic Site in Council Grove, Kansas. Fifty volunteers with professional supervision conducted systematic metal detection survey and test excavations of two features at this early 1850s site. Artifacts and data were recovered that reflect the various uses of the land over time and will be used in interpretation of the mission for the public.

International Archaeology Day and California Archaeology Month Expo
November 16, 2016

Historic artifact analysis, with Kristie Blevins, Heritage Education Programs (Photo Courtesy of Craig Lesh)
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The AIA-Riverside Society & Riverside County Parks celebrated IAD with 28 exhibitors from academic, government, and private organizations.  

More than 300 people attended the International Archaeology Day and California Archaeology Month Expo held in Riverside, California, on October 15, 2016.  The archaeology fair, enticingly labeled as The Investigators Archaeology Expo included 28 exhibitors from academic, government, and private organizations.  

Attendees at this archaeology fair learned about mapping using a total station, making stone tools, analyzing artifacts, and much more.

A Paddle Through History with the Jones County Conservation Board
November 16, 2016 | by Author

Paddling the Maquoketa (Photo Courtesy of Michele Olson)
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In celebration of International Archaeology Day the Jones County Conservation Department staff highlighted local history on their annual fall colors outing, paddling 10 miles of the Maquoketa River. 

In celebration of International Archaeology Day the Jones County Conservation Department staff highlighted local history on their annual fall colors outing.  On October 1st, 2016 they paddled 10 miles of the Maquoketa River.  Participants were spellbound by Iowa’s beautiful fall colors as they transitioned from croplands and pastures to heavily wooded bluffs, boulders, limestone outcroppings, and soaring cliffs.  While enjoying a picnic lunch and a break on a sandbar they learned about the history of Clay Mills and paddled back into history as they floated past the long deserted town and mi

Communities of Lake Apopka Survey Project: Volunteer Open Lab
November 16, 2016 | by Author

Volunteers working in teams identifying pottery sherds by temper (Photo Courtesy of Florida Public Archaeology Network East Central Region)
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The Florida Public Archaeology Network, East Central Region held an event on International Archaeology Day to aid in documenting unprovenanced artifacts from around Lake Apopka in Central Florida.

The Florida Public Archaeology Network, East Central Region held a volunteer open lab on International Archaeology Day. This lab was hosted by the Oakland Nature Preserve to aid the Communities of Lake Apopka Artifact Survey Project (CLAASP) in documenting unprovenanced artifacts from around Lake Apopka in Central Florida. The monthly lab allows community members and students to hone their skills for identifying artifacts as well as better understand the process of lab work in archaeology. It also promotes a key mission of FPAN, to educate the public on Florida archaeology.

Gazelles, Catfish and Cows: Ritual Activity in the Predynastic Settlement at el-Mahâsna
November 16, 2016

Clay ritual objects (Photo Courtesy of Dr. David Anderson)
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American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter hosted speaker Dr. David Anderson of the University of Wisconsin who discussed his excavations at the site of el-Mahâsna, North of Abydos Egypt.

In October 2016 the American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter hosted speaker Dr. David Anderson of the University of Wisconsin who discussed his excavations at the site of el-Mahâsna, North of Abydos Egypt.

International Archaeology Day with the Museum of Ontario Archaeology
November 16, 2016 | by Author

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The Museum of Ontario Archaeology worked closely with the City of London, Archaeological Services Inc. and the London Ontario Archaeology Society to engage and teach the community about local archaeology.

For International Archaeology Day 2016, the Museum of Ontario Archaeology (MOA) worked in close conjunction with the City of London, Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI), and the London Ontario Archaeology Society (OAS) to engage and teach the community about local archaeology through tours, workshops, and information booths. The featured event was a talk about the revision of the Archaeological Master Plan Study of London, discussing how sites are found, when excavation is completed, and strategies for preservation of archaeological sites for generations to come.

Celebrating International Archaeology Day in Peru
November 16, 2016 | by Author Gustavo Valencia

Photo courtesy of Nivín Archaeology Museum
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On October 15 of this year, International Archaeology Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Nivín, Peru

This blog post is reproduced from the Culture & Community in Casma Peru  newsletter.

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