The Other Side of Archaeology -- A Free Family Program ~ Friday, February 27, 2015
Archaeologists have been digging with the public at Riverside for nearly 20 years. But archaeology is much more than digging! Now, you have an opportunity to see and participate in the other side of archaeology. Join an archaeologist from the Kentucky Archaeological Survey to get an up-close look at the artifacts that have been found at Riverside, participate in the process of how archaeologists learn about the past from them, and see what has been learned.
Participants will have an opportunity to wash, identify, and study artifacts. A behind-the-scenes archaeology tour also will be offered, weather permitting. This tour, led by a KAS archaeologist will take visitors to the locations of past and active archaeological sites at Riverside. Visitors will get a perspective of life behind the big house and how archaeology has contributed to the identification and reconstruction of outbuildings.
Drop in for this free family program between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on the following dates to take part. The archaeology tours will take place at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm each day (weather permitting). Contact us with questions at 502/935-6809 and at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Other Side of Archaeology will be offered on the following dates:
Friday, February 27, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Building Blocks of History Field Trips (September-October and mid-March-May)
Riversides award-winning, hands-on field trip program Building Blocks of
- a tour of the historic Farnsley-Moremen House (built circa 1837)
- participation in an on-going archaeological dig under the supervision of professional archaeologists
- an opportunity for students to make their own "artifact" of their experience at Riverside by making a hand-made brick
This full-day field trip experience is limited to groups of 120 students per day.
The cost is $6/student. Call (502) 935-6809 to reserve your date today.
Dates are limited!!!