Celebrate Virginia Archaeology Month
During the month of October, we will release short videos on social media and through our website highlighting archaeology in the City. Learn more about why this program exists, how archaeologists use technology, and how our staff manage collections big and small.
October 2 - What does an archaeologist really do? Join museum educator Emma Richardson as she reads “ Archaeologists Dig for Clues” for our young archaeology enthusiasts.
October 9 - How are maps and plats used by archaeologists? Archaeologist Dr. Benjamin Skolnik chats about the importance of historic spatial information and shares more about how his work using Geographic Information Systems lets us learn more about our City’s buried past.
October 16 - What happens to archaeological materials once they’ve been excavated? Go behind the scenes with archaeologist and collections manager Tatiana Niculescu to look at the City’s efforts to preserve, research, and exhibit artifacts both big and small.
October 23 - What can be learned from old taxes, deeds, and insurance documents? Archaeologist Dr. Garrett Fesler will chat about the importance of documentary research and how it helps us learn more about our City’s past and interpret its rich archaeological heritage.
October 30: What exactly is the Archaeological Protection Code? City Archaeologist Dr. Eleanor Breen explores the history of the program and introduces us to the protection code that has allowed us to learn so much about our City’s history.
You can celebrate archaeology month by visiting the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, located on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory, or by following us on Facebook, Instagram, or twitter to learn more about our research and collection.