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Archaeology for the Public


Do you want to visit an archaeology site? Are you curious about what archaeologists do and why? We have information about all this -- and a lot more.

These web pages are designed for members of the public who want to know more about archaeology, as well as for archaeologists who want to know more about working with the public.

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Using archaeology in K-12 education



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Archaeology Month Fun & Fiction


What is Archaeology Week/Month?
Do you know anything about the archaeology in your neighborhood? Town? County? State? Have you ever wondered if there are archaeological projects going on near where you live? The archaeological heritage in more than 37 states is celebrated each year during Archeology Week or Month by proclamation of the Governor. These celebrations are designed to generate understanding and interest in archaeology. Professional archaeologists, avocational archaeologists, and volunteers organize the activities, often with local sponsorships.

Learn here about Archaeology Week or Month in your State. (Listed by State)



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Updated 2/11/2016