Heritage Education Programs at Archaeolgy Fair: October 18, 2014

This October, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), Local Society – Riverside and Inland Southern California is joining over 100 archaeological organization in the U.S., Canada, and abroad to celebrate International Archaeology Day. In cooperation with Statistical Research, Inc., the AIA Local Society is pleased to announce its second annual Archaeology Fair, which will take place on Saturday, October 18, 10am-2pm, at the offices of Statistical Research, Inc., at 21 W. Stuart Ave., Redlands, CA.

Participants will illustrate the past, present, and future of archaeology, with emphasis on current projects conducted by professionals and scholars in the inland region, including: Department of Anthropology, Cal Poly-Pomona; Department of Anthropology, University of Redlands; Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, CSU-San Bernardino; Statistical Research, Inc.; Past to Present Programs & Trading Post, LLC; Yucaipa Valley Forge; Heritage Education Programs; Antiquities Illuminating the Past; ECORP;  The Chambers Group, Calico Archaeology Site; AIA Local Society – Riverside and Inland Southern California; and the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology, La Sierra University. The event is family friendly, free of charge, and open to the public; all ages welcome.

There will hands on activities will include; making and writing on ancient Roman style tablets, indentifying late 19th and early 20th century artifacts, and make ancient style clay pots. There will be also demonstrations of stone tool making and blacksmithing.  In additions  there will be talks of Archaeology along Hadrian’s Wall by Floyd K. Ferguson, Cultural Resource Management and the Energy Industry: Challenges of a Green (and not so Green) Energy Boomby Donn Grenda and Calico Archaeology Site. Boy Scouts will be able to work on their Archaeology Merit Badge, at the event

International Archaeology Day, being held on October 18 in 2014 but fêted throughout the month of October, is a celebration or archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Every October the Archaeological Institute of America and collaborating archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada, and abroad present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests. Interactive, hands-on International Archaeology Day programs provide the chance to indulge your inner Indiana Jones and be an archaeologist for the day.

Untitled-1The AIA Local Society – Riverside and Inland Southern California strives to implement the mission of the AIA in Riverside and San Bernardino counties by: supporting archaeological research and fieldwork; educating peers, students, and the interested public about archaeology; and advocating for the preservation of archaeological sites around the world as part of our shared cultural heritage.

For more information about the event, visit the AIA Local Society website (http://aiariverside.ucr.edu) or facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/aiariverside), or contact AIA Local Society organizers: Denver Graninger, Assistant Professor of History, UCR (denver.graninger@ucr.edu) and Craig Lesh, Heritage Education Programs, CEO (crlesh@heritageedu.com).


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