International Archaeology Day, October 18, 2014
International Archaeology Day (IAD) is a day for organizations around the world to raise awareness of archaeology and provide opportunities for the public to participate in archaeological activities. Above all, IAD is a celebration of archaeology and emphasizes the idea that archaeology is everywhere. International Archaeology Days in the past have drawn upwards of 60 members of the public to Sabin Hall and have provided excellent opportunities to explore themed topics/additional archaeological interests in a fun, interactive way.
This year's theme is "The Archaeology of Work: 9 to 5 in the Ancient World". The event will take place Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at Sabin Hall from 1:00-4:00pm. Be sure to look for our AIA welcome table on the first floor, near the Downer entrance for programs and more!
In honor of International Archaeology Day, local archaeologists from UWM, Marquette University, and elsewhere will engage visitors with interactive presentations of ancient "jobs" from around the world. We will also give you a chance to check out the "work" of archaeologists today and appreciate how it helps us gain an understanding of ancient civilizations.
For more on IAD around the world see: http://www.archaeological.org/archaeologyday/about