Friday, October 13, 2017

International Archaeology Day is coming up on Saturday, October 21st!  The Archaeology Institute of America (AIA) started the day in 2011 as National Archaeology Day with fourteen groups officially joining as Support Organizations. Although lacking in preparation time and resources, this inaugural event still took place in 38 U.S. states and 4 Canadian Provinces.  The event increased in scope yearly and by 2016, International Archaeology Day was a worldwide happening.   In 2016, there were events in 700 countries organized by 530 Collaborating Organizations!
International Archaeology Day celebrant
FPAN Northeast Region will be celebrating early with our 5th Annual International Archaeology Day Pub Crawl on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Find out what archaeologists have learned through excavations around the nation's oldest city while enjoying a cold beverage at four of the city's finest establishments.
FPAN's 4th Annual International Archaeology Day Pub Crawl

FPAN's 3rd Annual International Archaeology Day Pub Crawl

AIA Jacksonville Society and Beaches Museum will present the fourth annual International Archaeology Day Fair on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Jacksonville Beach.   FPAN will be volunteering at this event and we hope to see you there! 

To find an event near wherever in the world you may be next week, check out the AIA's International Archaeology Day Calendar.

In our neck of the woods, there is an AIA Society in Jacksonville, FL and an AIA Society of Central Florida (Orlando, FL).  You can check and see what lectures and events they're sponsoring.

Text by FPAN Staff: Robbie Boggs
Photos by FPAN Staff (with exception of International Archaeology Day logo by AIA)

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