Inaugural meeting of new regional archaeology group

Submitted by the Amelia Island Museum of HistoryArchilogical Institute

At noon on September 21 the newly formed Archaeological Institute of America–Jacksonville Society will hold its first meeting at the University of North Florida in Room 1205, Building 51 (Social Sciences). The speaker at this first meeting is well-known Florida archaeologist Dr. Keith Ashley who is in charge of the Archaeology Lab and teaches at UNF. He will present a lecture about the discoveries resulting from excavations in the area.

The local chapter will offer fascinating lectures by professional archaeologists who are leaders in their specialties. Topics of the lectures come from the entire field of archaeology and the chronological spectrum. Presenters are authors of books and articles, leaders involved in expeditions, experts in various fields, and operators of specialized technology.

The national Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is the largest and oldest archaeological organization in the country and produces Archaeology Magazine and The American Journal of Archaeology. It is dedicated to excavating important sites, educating the public about the field of archaeology, and advocating for the preservation of world heritage. Information about how one can join the organization and contribute to these worthy goals will be available at the meeting.

All presentations are open to the public, and refreshments will be served after the lecture.  Organizers of the chapter are hoping that this meeting will be the beginning of a successful group for those who share a great interest in archaeology and related fields. For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or aiajaxsoc@gmail.com.

September 12, 2013 11:03 a.m.

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