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Public Archaeology Day

Category: Community Events

Start: Jan 06, 2018 12:00 PM

End: Jan 06, 2018 4:00 PM

Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Cost:Free
Comments:The Public Archaeology Day, co-hosted by the Society for Historical Archaeology(SHA) and the New Orleans Jazz Museum, is a free and family-friendly eventfeaturing archaeologists, educational displays, lectures, and activities gearedtoward the general public. As part of the SHA Annual Conference, this year’sPublic Archaeology Day will focus on heritage stewardship at the local level;highlighting some of the important work occurring within Louisiana. Comeexplore over 15 exhibits featuring cultural resource firms, universities, Stateand Federal Agencies, professional organizations, heritage artists, and muchmore! Throughout the day lectures will be presented by the Louisiana Divisionof Archaeology, Louisiana Archaeology Society, Louisiana Public ArchaeologyLab, and Texas Historical Commission. In addition, the Florida PublicArchaeology Network will give an “Introduction to Archaeology” presentationgeared toward children. The event will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 atthe New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, NewOrleans, LA 70116 from 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. With the generous support of theNew Orleans Jazz Museum, admission fees will be waived during the PublicArchaeology Day. Event Website: www.facebook.com/events/2431429057083042LECTURE SCHEDULE: 12:15 pm Exploring Louisiana’s Archaeology: 10,000 Years ofHistory -Dr. Chip McGimsey, State Archaeologist, Louisiana Division ofArchaeology 1:00pm The Mardi Gras Shipwreck: Investigation of an Armed SailingVessel of the Early 19th-Century -Amy Borgens, State Marine Archaeologist,Texas Historical Commission 1:45pm Archaeology's Role Within the LargerConversation About Louisiana's Coastal Crisis -Brian Ostahowski, President,Louisiana Archaeological Society 2:30pm The Archaeological Expedition ofRediscovery: Community Engagement and the Louisiana Public Archaeology Lab -Dr.Mark Rees, Professor of Anthropology and Director, Louisiana Public ArchaeologyLab 3:15pm Introduction to Archaeology for Kids -Nicole Grinnan, PublicArchaeologist, Florida Public Archaeology Network 

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