Ancient Agriculture at Bells Bend Farm Day
November 1, 2012
Bells Bend Park hosted its Annual Farm Day on National Archaeology Day. There were farm events which included a lecture on the ancient farmers of Tennessee by former State Archaeologist Nick Fielder. Topics included how to grow a "three sisters" vegetable garden, and the crops, tools, and growing techniques practiced by different Native American groups. For children there was a mock dig. Total visitation was 471 with dozens of participants at the lecture and over 50 kids at the mock dig.
The Bayon Information Center in Siem Reap, Cambodia has joined as a new Collaborating Organization for International Archaeology Day 2013.
The Legacy: Hands on the Past, Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio and Frank H. McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee Knoxville have returned for International Archaeology Day 2013.
This week, the AIA has paired with two new organizations to promote International Archaeology Day 2013.