International Archaeology Day

AIA Society Event: North Alabama (Huntsville)

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location:
Lowe Mill
2211 Seminole Dr SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States

This year our event is even bigger, and we will continue to focus on archaeology in our backyard. Our event will be at Lowe Mill Dock and Lawn. It’s going to be threehours of fun and learning. Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research will open their lab facilities for tours. There will be artifact identification, TVA will have ceramic activities for kids, expert flint-knapper Tim Baker will do a demonstration, Oakville Indian Mounds Museum staff will show people how to use an atl-atl (spear thrower), and Huntsville City Schools’ Earthscope will have Native American games for kids to play. The Archaeological Institute of America, the Alabama Archaeological Society, the Alabama National Guard, and other organizations will have tables with information, and archaeologists from TVA and Redstone Arsenal will be accepting donated artifacts, particularly those that were collected in the past from public lands. Everyone is welcome to come out and meet local archaeologists and learn more about the science of archaeology and the archaeological resources of North Alabama!

References

http://www.archaeological.org/archaeologyday/about (AIA website for Archaeology Day)

http://www.tvaresearch.com/project_lowemill.html (TVAR site)

In the evening, Registered Public Archaeologist Jeannine Windham will give a talk entitled, "Eating in the Valley: Woodland Foodways along the Tennessee River” at 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall Theatre, at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)

More information at Lillian.Joyce@uah.edu or 256-824-6114

 

Website: http://excavate-aia.blogspot.com/

Contact:
Lillian Joyce
Lillian.Joyce@uah.edu
256-824-6114

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