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Uncover the Past at Archaeology Day
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Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really do?  Is it all just digging or is there a lot more to it?  The Museum of Science & History, in partnership with the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) and the Southeast Archaeological Conference, will present Archaeology Day on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Archaeology Day is part of MOSH’s Family Day program series which takes place one Saturday each month.

Seven organizations from states as far away as Tennessee will join forces to present a vibrant mix of programming ranging from hands-on activity tables to lectures and a workshop. 

The Society for Georgia Archaeology’s ArchaeoBus will be on site during the event.  Abby, as it is affectionately named, is a mobile classroom that offers hands-on archaeology activities.  Other ongoing activities will include using Munsell soil charts to analyze soil, sorting and identifying seeds, building boats, and exploring an ArcheoCart.

Scheduled lectures include “Archaeology Rolls into the Classroom: An Introduction to the Archaeo Cart” at 11 a.m. and “Archaeology Along the St. Johns River” at 1 p.m. At noon, the The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa (Memphis, Tennessee) will offer a 30-minute hands-on program on stone tools.

Other participating organizations are the Exploring Joara Foundation and Research Laboratories of Archaeology at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history.  Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for active and retired military, seniors, and children ages 3 through 12.  There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or museum members. Admission is $5 on Fridays.  Learn more at www.themosh.org.

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