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 an afternoon event on Sunday, October 13 from 1:30-5:00 p.m. at the Museum.
Itís a day for community members to gather together and learn about the many sides of archaeology. Visitors may bring in artifacts and animal bones to be identified by UT staff and graduate students. There will be several archaeology-related activities for children and opportunities for families to learn more about regional, national, and international archaeological projects researched and excavated by UT staff and students. Professors and graduate students will happily answer questions about archaeology and paleontology. The dayís activities are a part of other scheduled events taking place around the world throughout the month of October.
Events will take place in the museumís lobby and various galleries. The event is free and open to the public. Can You Dig It? is a Penny 4 the Arts Event, so we warmly encourage families, children, and students to attend.