This coming Friday, July 24, 2015 is the “Day of Archaeology” event. The Day of Archaeology is a social media event to help the public understand all that archaeologists do. “The Day of Archaeology project aims to provide a window into the daily lives of archaeologists from all over the world. The project asks people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology” each year in the summer by recording their day and sharing it through text, images or video on this website. The resulting Day of Archaeology project demonstrates the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and helps to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology to the modern world. We want anyone with a personal, professional or voluntary interest in archaeology to get involved, and help highlight the reasons why archaeology is vital to protect the past and inform our futures.” Follow this link to see what the world’s archaeologists are up to or to participate by making your own entry.
Swede Hollow Archaeology. This summer, in August 2015, Swede Hollow Park, in the East St. Paul neighborhood, will be the site of an archaeological excavation and the public is invited to come out and participate! Come ask questions, take a tour around the site, and watch a real excavation, or better yet, participate in one! Stay tuned for important dates and details and for fun facts relating to Swede Hollow and its historic neighborhood as preparations for this summer’s work gets underway! The project is organized by two graduate students from the University of Minnesota. They have a Facebook page and a blog detailing the Swede Hollow Archaeology project check them both out and then visit the excavations or volunteer to help.
Minnesota Archaeology Week, September 12 – 20, 2015. The Office of the State Archaeologist has announced the dates for this year’s Minnesota Archaeology Week and is looking for individuals or organizations who might consider sponsoring, organizing, hosting, or leading an event during the week. Follow this link for additional information.