Indiana State Museum Schedules Archaeology Programs for Kids
The Indiana State Museum is offering a new workshop for students in grades 4-12, called Indiana Cultural History Mystery. Students become the archaeologist as they analyze artifacts left behind by various Native American cultures in Indiana’s past to solve the puzzle: Who was here first? Reservations for the workshop can be made throughout the school year. In addition, Archeology Camp, geared for grades 5-8, is scheduled for June 9-11 and June 16-18. Campers will participate in a variety of activities, including a mapping puzzle, making pottery, and garbology. Campers will also have the opportunity to explore the museum’s archaeology collections and, weather and project permitting, visit a working archaeology excavation. Both the workshop and camps will be help at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis. For more information visit the museum’s web site at www.indianamuseum.orgor contact Gail Brown at 317-234-2412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maryland Archaeology Workshop Set for March
A Maryland Archaeology Workshop will be held in Crownsville, Maryland, on March 22 and will include a wide range of lectures and hands-on demonstrations. A free, special session for children ages 8 to 12 on Shipboard Science will present real-life applications of science and math as used by ancient and modern shipbuilders. For more information, visit the Archaeological Society of Maryland web site at www.smcm.edu/Academics/soan/asm/news.htm.
Hopi Scholar to Lead Guided Tour to Villages
Emory Sekaquaptewa, a distinguished teacher, scholar, elder of the Hopi Tribe, and research anthropologist for the University of Arizona’s Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, will guide Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s Ancient Discovery Tour, May 15-18, to important Hopi cultural sites on First, Second, and Third Mesas. Emory, who was also the driving force behind the Hopi Dictionary Project at the University of Arizona, will share his exceptional personal insights during this outstanding opportunity to experience the people, culture, and traditions of the centuries-old Hopi villages with a native of the Hopi culture. The cost of the tour is $525 per person based on shared accommodations. The tour cost covers lodging and one traditional Hopi dinner at a private home. To register call Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Tucson, Arizona, at 520-79..., or check the web site at www.oldpueblo.org.
Arkansas Archeology Month Scheduled for March
Arkansas Archeology Month, with the theme Archeology & the Louisiana Purchase, will be held in March. Forty-seven different events have been scheduled around the state at venues including state parks, museums, and universities. Information on Arkansas Archeology Month, including an events listing and background information on the theme, can be found on the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s web site at www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo/archmonth.html. For more information, contact Mary Kwas, Archeology Month Coordinator, at 479-575-6549 or email@example.com.
April 2003 Is Kansas Archaeology Month
The Professional Archaeologists of Kansas are proud to take the lead in organizing and distributing materials for 2003 Kansas Archaeology Month. This year’s theme, Kansas Rock Art—A Lasting Impression, looks at images (human, animal, geometric, and abstract motifs) created by the former inhabitants of Kansas. These images provide fascinating glimpses of the world as viewed by earlier Kansas residents. A flyer enclosed in the poster packet highlights resources on Kansas archaeology and rock art that are available to the public, including Creating Your Own Rock Art lesson plan.
The Kansas Historical Society offers two traveling trunks: People of the Plains: Native Americans in Kansas (Grades 1-3) and Puzzles from the Past: Problem Solving through Archeology (Grades 6-8). For information, check the web site at www.kshs.org/teachers/trunks/index.htm.
April is Maryland Archaeology Month
Join in the statewide celebration of Maryland’s archaeological heritage. Events are held almost every day throughout the state including digs open to visitors, archaeology talks, demonstrations and films, exhibits, and special events. For more information visit the web site of the Maryland Historical Trust at www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net/archmont.html, or call by calling 410-514-7661.
Georgia Celebrates Archaeology Month 2003 in May
Hear about the Mary Musgrove site, tour a colonial tabby ruin, examine exhibits and artifacts, learn about recent archaeological discoveries in Georgia throughout the month of May during Georgia Archaeology Month 2003. The theme for 2003 is Discover Colonial Georgia. Events for the public will be held throughout the state as detailed on the Society for Georgia Archaeology’s website at www.georgia-archaeology.org/sga. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 404....
Idaho Events Set for May
Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month is scheduled for May 2003. The state will be celebrating 15 years of bringing programs, tours, and exhibits to small and big towns throughout Idaho. The poster for 2003 will highlight world influences on architecture in Idaho and feature the fully restored Egyptian Theater. For information on events, contact Mary Anne Davis at email@example.com.
Indiana Archaeology Month Set for September
Indiana Archaeology Month will be September 2003. This is Indiana’s largest yearly event for public education regarding archaeology. Many educational materials and numerous events will be available. Contact Amy Johnson, Archaeology Month Coordinator, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, at 317-232-1646 or check the web site at www.in.gov/dnr/historic/archeomonth/home.htm for more information.
In September 2003, Indiana University will return to the Hovey Lake archaeological site, near Mt. Vernon in Posey County, Indiana, to continue a multi-year program of research and public education, thanks to the support of a Transportation Enhancement grant and matching-fund contributions. The research will involve Ground Penetrating Radar surveys and test excavation samples from the village and plaza sectors of this large Mississippian village.
The Indiana Archaeology Month celebration in this region will include 1) special on-site classes for 4th grade students studying Indiana history (contact firstname.lastname@example.org); 2) an Excavation Open House for the general public, tentatively scheduled for September 20-21; 3) a website (www.indiana.edu/~archaeo); and 4) exhibits, and other activities.