Austin Public Archaeology Day

Jan 24, 2020

Join SAA for a celebration of archaeology! Austin Public Archaeology Day will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2020 during the SAA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. All members of the public are invited to explore Austin’s history through hands-on activities, educational materials, and talks from local archaeologists and SAA members. Analyze modern trash as a way to understand how archaeologists piece together history. Learn how to make stone tools. Put broken pottery back together. Explore real artifacts. Talk to archaeologists about their work while picking up posters, stickers, and fun educational resources.

This event is free and does not require a meeting registration. Enter Exhibit Hall 4 through the Trinity St. entrance of the Austin Convention Center. For questions or ways to get involved, please contact

Texas organizations participating in the event include the Texas Historical Commission, Texas Archeological Society, Texas Parks and Wildlife, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Texas Department of Transportation, Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center, and the Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools. Participating archaeology education networks include The Heritage Education Network, the Oklahoma Public Archaeology Network, and the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

Help spread the word with the poster PDF [60.6 KB] and graphic below.

publicday2020_poster Austin Public Archaeology Day

Public Archaeology Day is supported by the generous donors of the SAA's Public Education Endowment.