Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department Anthropology
Department will hold its annual Archaeology Open House on October 20 from noon to 3:00
p.m. It is free and open to the community.
Activities will take place on the ground floor of IUP’s
McElhaney Hall and outside on the South Lawn adjacent to the building (weather
The program is designed for all ages and all knowledge
levels. Events planned are prehistoric and historic artifact displays from
local archaeological sites, stone tool-making demonstrations, spear throwing,
and 3-D laser scanning and printing artifact replicas.
There will also be a room for children (and the young at
heart), with activities including prehistoric hand-painting, wampum beading,
and pottery refitting. All of the archaeology laboratories (including the
faunal, botanical, and geophysical labs) will be open to visitors. Complimentary
archaeology-themed snacks will be provided.
Archaeology Day is a tradition of the IUP Department of
Anthropology, designed for IUP students and faculty to share their knowledge
and love of the past with others.
The annual Open House is held during Archaeology Month and
is celebrated in conjunction with International Archaeology Day, a celebration
of archaeology and the thrill of discovery held every year by the
Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Every October, the AIA and
archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada, and abroad
present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and
For more information about the event, persons may contact: LMesser@iup.edu