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.
More Collaborating Organizations have joined us for International Archaeology Day 2014!
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.
In preparation for IAD 2014, we just set up a new webpage with precomposed e-mail invitations that you can easily send to your contacts.