AIA to Unveil New Google Earth Layer on National Archaeology Day
October 18, 2011
On Saturday, October 22, National Archaeology Day, the AIA will present a new Google Earth layer displaying popular archaeological sites located throughout the United States and Canada in conjunction with Google Earth. "Having this Google Earth map debut on National Archaeology Day emphasizes the fact that archaeological discoveries often times exist right in our backyards," says Ben Thomas, AIA's Director of Programs. "We welcome everyone of all ages to take a look at the map and then explore a site that's close to them." To view the map, first download Google Earth for free at http://earth.google.com
We began the first week with our second group of students by explaining the archaeology of Achill Island and touring the sites at Slievemore.
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We are so excited to be celebrating International Archaeology Day again this year on October 18, 2014 to raise awareness for archaeology and provide opportunities for the public to participate in archaeological activities.