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Can You Dig It? Archaeology and Fossil Day

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Date(s) - 10/15/2017
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture


In celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Tennessee, and the Archaeological Institute of America, East Tennessee Society, are hosting Can You Dig It?––an afternoon event on Sunday, October 15 from 1:30–5:00 p.m. at the Museum.

Archaeologists and paleontologists and their graduate students from the University of Tennessee will man displays about their projects across the world, and talk with visitors about their work. Visitors can also bring artifacts, rocks, and fossils for identification. A number of activities for children, including games and take home crafts related to archaeology, will be available. All activities are free and open to the public.

The event will also include a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Panel discussion with women scientists from 3–4 p.m. in the museum auditorium.

The event is sponsored in part by the Tennessee Valley Authority, Publix, the Archaeological Research Laboratory, UT’s School of Art, and the following UT departments: anthropology, earth and planetary sciences, classics, religious studies, and history.

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