International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day, October 21, 2017

Down Home Archaeology: Digging into the Past with Local Archaeologists

International Archaeology Day (IAD) is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Every October the Archaeological Institute of America and organizations around the world present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests. In past years Milwaukee IAD activities have drawn upwards of 60 members of the public and have provided fun and interactive ways to explore themed topics and a variety of archaeological subjects.

This year to celebrate International Archaeology Day the AIA Milwaukee Society is hosting “Down Home Archaeology: Digging into the Past with Local Archaeologists.” Milwaukee and the surrounding areas have a large archaeological community, with archaeologists working all over the world on a variety of cultures and with a vast number of materials. Join the AIA Milwaukee Society at UWM’s Sabin Hall to learn about how local archaeologists do their research, from analyzing human and animal bones, making 3D models of artifacts and sites, reconstructing and analyzing ancient pottery and stone tools, to making ancient beers!

International Archaeology Day will be celebrated here in Milwaukee on Saturday October 21, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on the UWM campus. Come to the first floor of UWM’s Sabin Hall (3413 N. Downer Ave.) and join us for an exciting afternoon doing archaeology with local specialists, from experimental archaeology to helping identify and analyze ancient artifacts! FREE and open to the public. Fun for all ages!

This event is co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, Milwaukee society and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Departments of Anthropology, Art History, and FLL Classics Program.