Can You Dig It? Fernbank Museum to Host Annual Archaeology Day
Explore Life and Culture Through the Lens of the Past with Games, Activities and Demonstrations
ATLANTA, May 19, 2017 – Dig into a day of discovery at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s annual Archaeology Day event. On Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors will dig, detect, and discover with methods used by archaeologists to understand cultures from the past. The event will give Museum guests the chance to explore ancient artifacts in captivating ways – from creating their own pinch pot to unearthing objects in Fernbank’s dig pit located in WildWoods.
A range of activities, hosted by partners including Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University and the Society for Georgia Archaeology, will take visitors on a journey to uncover how archaeologists use clues to interpret ancient cultures and activities from the past. Special hands-on activities will include metal detecting, analyzing artifacts, reconstructing pottery and exploring primitive technology. The Society for Georgia Archaeology’s “Abby the Archaeobus,” a fascinating mobile archaeology classroom, will add to the day’s activities and provide visitors with an exploration of Georgia’s past.
Fernbank Museum hosts this annual event in celebration of Georgia Archaeology Awareness month. Georgia Archaeology Awareness Month is a state-wide initiative designed to promote public awareness, support learning and encourage preservation of Georgia’s archaeological resources. During Archaeology Day, visitors can expand their exploration to Fernbank exhibits featuring original artifacts found in Georgia – from pottery excavated on St. Catherine’s Island to a dugout canoe found in South Georgia and trade beads linked to Hernando de Soto.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. For visitor information and tickets, visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.