Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pennsylvania Archaeology Month

October is Pennsylvania Archaeology Month!  There are lots of really neat events to celebrate archaeology throughout the state.  A few of the activities are described at the bottom of most recent post on the This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology blog, written by The State Museum of Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania Historical and Museum.  Two notable events coming up specifically in Philadelphia are:

Dialogues with the Past: Celebrating Temple Archaeology!

107 Gladfelter Hall, Temple University 
October 24th from 5-:8:45pm

Temple University’s Anthropology Research and Learning Center is hosting a symposium highlighting the archaeological research being conducted by Temple Students and Faculty.  Six graduate students, including myself, and five faculty and staff will be discussing a wide range of topics from the origins of New World agriculture in Columbia to evidence of a unknown brigade encampment at Valley Forge.  After the presentations, guests will be invited to view artifact on display in the
Anthropology Research and Learning CenterI am slotted to present on my work at Elfreth’s Alley from 5:55 - 6:05pm.   As soon as the complete schedule is available, I will post the information here. 

Explore Philadelphia’s Buried Past 2013 

National Constitution Center, Kirby Auditorium 
October 26th from 10a-3:30p 

This archaeology month event includes diverse talks about archaeology completed in the Philadelphia area.  The event is hosted by the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum and the National Parks Service. More information about the event and a program of talks is available here.

Both events are free and open to the public!  Hope to see you there!

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