Troy University will observe International Archaeology Day on Saturday, Oct. 21, with an event at the University’s Arboretum, located at 101 Pell Avenue.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will include flint knapping, a pottery demonstration, atlatl spear throwing, rock art, and demonstrations in Paleoethnobotany, Zooarchaeology and Stratigraphy. In addition, the Moundville Archaeological Park will be on hand with its educational outreach program.
The event is presented by the Troy University Anthropology Club, the Moundville Archaeological Park and the Alabama Archaeological Society.
International Archaeology Day (IAD), which was launched in 2011, is held annually on the third Saturday in October as a celebration of archaeology and its contributions to society. Every October the Archaeological Institute of America and archaeological organizations around the world present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests.