Experimental Archaeology at Parkin Archeological State Park
October 26, 2012
Parkin Archeological State Park celebrated National Archeology Day by offering a primitive pottery workshop. The park interpreters dug local clay and processed it prior to the event, and also burned mussel shell for temper. The participants received a presentation on American Indian Pottery and learned about the steps taken to prepare the clay. The participants then spent the rest of the day creating coil pots with inspiration from the many vessels at the museum as well as from books that were available focused on pottery from the ancient Southeast. The pots will be fired at a later date.
University of Alaska Anchorage hosted International Archaeology Day on October 19th.
The Northeast Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network hosted an Archaeology Bar Crawl through downtown St. Augustine in honor of International Archaeology Day.
The Commission to Preserve National Monuments celebrated the International Archaeology Day with a series of events titled "Cultural Memory, a Vanishing Treasure: Archaeological Heritage of BiH."