The Southeastern Archaeology Conference held its annual meeting earlier this month. The meeting moves from place to place each year, but this year it found its way to Jacksonville! Seizing the opportunity to share our fascinating work with the public, FPAN West Central 's Rae Harper got approval to hold a SEAC Archaeology Public Day. Partnering with the Museum of Science and History, we enlisted the help of other SEAC members to put on quite an event!
We were so excited to have participating archaeologists from other states.
Two organizations represented North Carolina.
The Research Laboratories of Archaeology at UNC-Chapel Hill brought a terrific pottery decorating & mending activity.
|Southwest helped kids map anchors, and displayed|
an impressive array of shell tool replicas.
|North Central brought an Observation & Inference activity, |
as well as more replicas--including a firestarter!
|West Central brought a terrific underwater archaeology|
activity and our favorite--Archaeo Cart (more on that later).
|Northwest brought a Munsell soil color activity and the|
ever popular Build A Boat!
|Northeast shared tables with the St. Augustine Archaeological |
Association to provide local flavor, including a coquina display
and making pet rocks!
|FPAN West Central's Roz Crews gave parents and kids a |
hands-on introduction to the ArchaeoCart.
|Our own Sarah Miller gave her talk, "Archaeology Along the St. Johns River."|
|Dr. Robert Austin offered a workshop on prehistoric stone tools.|