Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) – Southwest TX Archaeological Society (SWTAS) will participate in Archaeology Day at the San Antonio Missions on October 13, 2012, held at San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX. SWTAS will present information about the AIA and SWTAS, the AIA local chapter, plus present activities suitable for children centered on ancient writing systems. Children will be provided with information about alphabets and syllabaries for Ancient Egyptian, Greek (Linear B and Classical), Mayan, Ancient Celtic Ogham, and Roman numerals.
Education about AIA Site Preservation Program and Laws Pertaining to excavation and illegal trafficking in antiquities
807 Mission Road
San Antonio, TX 78210
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Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) – Southwest TX Archaeological Society (SWTAS) will participate in National Archaeology Day on October 20, 2012, held at Mission Concepcion, San Antonio, TX. SWTAS will join the National Park Service and other regional archaeological organizations to hold an artifact identification workshop for the general public. SWTAS will provide information about the AIA Site Preservation Program and the US and international laws governing collection of artifacts and illegal trafficking of them.
The AIA-Southwest Texas Archaeological Society (http://www.trinity.edu/org/swtas/) will join other archaeological groups in celebrating Texas Archaeology Month at the old Spanish mission San Jose in San Antonio, TX on October 8th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The society will focus on the Old World in the New World, presenting costumed re-enactors, information, and activities on Roman, Greek, Celtic, Viking, and Meso-American cultures.