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) Read more »

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

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

Moundville Native American Festival

Sponsored by University of Alabama Museums - Moundville Archaeological Park

AIA Society Event: Alabama

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - Saturday, October 12, 2013

Location:
Moundville Archaeological Park
13075 Moundville Archaeological Park
Moundville, AL 35474
United States

The University of Alabama's Moundville Archaeological Park is the second largest Mississippian Indian ceremonial mound center in America. At its height, it was the largest city north of Mexico and contained some 30 flat-topped, rectangular earthen mounds. Ancient rulers and thousands of their subjects thrived within this city behind huge wooden walls. Mississippian society recognized nobles by birth and praised the feats of great artists, warriors and holy people. Each year, descendants of this vibrant culture return, celebrating the South's rich Indian heritage at the Moundville Native American Festival.

Slated for October 9 through 12, the festival features demonstrations, storytelling, music and dance performances, a children's hands-on area and living history encampments. An archaeological dig performed by the University of Alabama Department of Anthropology is open for visitors to see and to speak with archaeologists. Additionally, park gudes are stationed at the award-winning exhibits in the recently renovated Jones Archaeological Museum and at Alabama's tallest pyramdal mound to further interpret this world class site. Read more »

Website: http://moundville.ua.edu

Contact:
Amanda Morrow
almorrow2@ua.edu
205-371-8732

Puzzling Out Ancient Languages, or, how an evil bird becomes a word and a horizontal wedge becomes a fish

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: North Alabama (Huntsville)

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Wilson Hall Theatre (001), University of Alabama at Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
United States

Lecturer: Kevin McGeough

Abstract: Puzzling Out Ancient Languages, or, how an evil bird becomes a word and a horizontal wedge becomes a fish

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

Early Humans in the Americas: When, Where and Why

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: North Alabama (Huntsville)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
University of Alabama, Huntsville (Room TBA)
Huntsville, AL
United States

Lecturer: Steven R. Holen

Abstract: Early Humans in the Americas: When, Where and Why

Stone Lecture

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

Ancient Mustang: the Origins of a High Himalayan Kingdom in Nepal

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: North Alabama (Huntsville)

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
University of Alabama at Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899
United States

Lecturer: Mark Aldenderfer

Abstract: Ancient Mustang: the Origins of a High Himalayan Kingdom in Nepal

Norton Lecture

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

Artifact Identification and Amnesty Event

AIA Society Event: North Alabama (Huntsville)

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:
Wilson Hall Theatre
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899
United States

National Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 20

Artifact Identification and Amnesty Event: 1:00-5:00 PM

Wilson Hall Theatre Foyer

Have you found an object you think might be an artifact? Do you know you have an artifact but want to know more about it? Have you picked up artifacts on public land and want to ease your conscience? Professional archaeologists will be on hand at the National Archaeology Day event to identify artifacts you bring in and tell you more about them. They can also help you record archaeological sites you've found. Archaeologists from the Army and TVA will also be accepting artifacts from the public that were collected on federal land. It's illegal to collect artifacts on federal land or from federal waterways, but for this day only, anyone who turns in artifacts from federal land will be safe from prosecution and will be secure in knowing that the artifacts they collected will be available for professional study and public exhibit. Archaeologists from TVA will also be
hosting children's activities, and there will be plenty of educational displays and literature to browse. Co-sponsored by the AIA, Redstone Arsenal, TVA, the Alabama National Guard, the Alabama Archaeological Society, and Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research.

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

The First Floridians: Early Humans on the Submerged Gulf Coast of Florida

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: North Alabama (Huntsville)

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:30pm

Location:
Wilson Hall Theatre, University of Alabama
Huntsville, AL
United States

Lecturer: James Adovasio

Abstract: The First Floridians: Early Humans on the Submerged Gulf Coast of Florida

Renner Lecture

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

The Mosaics of Zeugma on the Euphrates: visual culture on the Roman frontier

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: North Alabama (Huntsville)

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Wilson Hall Theatre, University of Alabama
Huntsville, AL
United States

Lecturer: Katherine Dunbabin

Abstract: The Mosaics of Zeugma on the Euphrates: visual culture on the Roman frontier

Norton Lecture

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

What Horrible Thing Happened Around the World in AD 536?

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: North Alabama (Huntsville)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Wilson Hall Theatre, University of Alabama
Huntsville, AL
United States

Lecturer: Payson Sheets

Abstract: What Horrible Thing Happened Around the World in AD 536?

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

Uncover the Past on National Archaeology Day!

Sponsored by Archaeology Museum, University of South Alabama

AIA Society Event: Alabama

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Archaeology Museum, University of South Alabama
6052 Drive South
Mobile, AL 36688
United States

To celebrate National Archaeology Day the University of South Alabama’s brand new Archaeology Museum will host an open house with a series of activities that demonstrate what archaeologists do. Visitors will have opportunities to learn about techniques archaeologists use to study the human past through artifacts, sites, and the landscape.

For more information about this event and many others, visit our website.

 

Website: http://www.southalabama.edu/archaeology/special_events.html

Contact:
Barbara
bfilion@usouthal.edu
251-460-6106

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