Happy Friday to all of our FPAN blog followers and social media fan-kids! Today's post will be brief, so I hope you have time to take it all in. Last evening, FPAN Northeast celebrated the AIA's International Archaeology Day (October 23) with its 2nd annual downtown St. Augustine PUB (Sarah Miller insisted we not call it "bar") crawl.
AIA created the day for archaeologists and historians around the world to promote their events, and communicate why archaeology is interesting and important. Although the day falls on October 23, the month of October is considered to be international archaeology month, with events spanning all 31 days.
This event was inspired by the City Archaeologist, Carl Halbirt, saying, "You can tell the archaeology and history of St. Augustine by which pub you're sitting at." We at FPAN are not folks to disagree with that sort of comment, so last year we designed a 2-hour, 4-pub tour that spoke about a relevant archaeological site to the pub in question. Unsurprisingly, the event was a major success, and we were eager for round two. Both years we traveled to 4 different pubs, and thus, 4 different archaeological or historic sites.
|Rendezvouz was the second stop, right across from a city archaeology dig!|
|SAAA club members were out in full force and full dress!|
|Group photo in front of the site of Flagler College's previous archaeology field school!|
|FPAN Interns and Search Archaeologists enjoying some archaeology lectures|
|Group photo on Aviles, the oldest street in the country, which we know because of archaeology!!|
If all of this sounds like fun to you, please watch our FB page when next October is approaching, or contact Emily Jane (pub director) at EMurray@Flagler. edu and you can come join in on the fun! We hope to see you next year!!
Txt and Images, Ryan Harke, FPAN Staff. Quotations and photos belong to Carl Halbirt and FPAN Northeast.