archaeology

RI Archaeology Month Starts

Arch-tober is Rhode Island Archaeology Month! History fans can look forward to 17 free public events led by professional archaeologists. Walks, talks, hands-on archaeology, open houses, exhibits, and more, are scheduled statewide through October. Coming up this Saturday here in Providence is some hands-on archaeology: Re-excavating the Old State House Parade Ground. In 1974, archaeologists […]

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‘View The Vault’ At Joukowsky

(4.26) Who doesn’t love a good vault. It’s not that museums keep their good stuff hidden away out of perversity, but they usually have more stuff than shelf space and some objects just don’t quite make the cut. The good people at Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute occasionally bring these hidden gems and oddities out for

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October Is Archaeology Month

The state Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission will be celebrating RI Archaeology Month with tours and digs and workshops, all free and open to the public. Events take place around the state; here in the Providence area the calendar includes events (some virtual) at the North Burial Ground, Slater Mill, and the Haffenreffer Museum. October

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Providence Above & Below Ground At Brown

(2.1) Providence is a city of hidden histories, some lying beneath the ground waiting to be unearthed and others tucked away in overlooked buildings and backstreets. Join Brown and RISD students as they share a diverse range of stories from Providence’s past that they have uncovered through archaeological excavations, archival research, and collecting local memories

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International Archaeology Day — Excavation At MB School

(10.20) Dig this: Celebrate International Archaeology Day Saturday when the Brown University Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World (JIAAW) conducts an excavation on the property of the Moses Brown School. Then check out the exhibit — and speak with real live archaeologists — at Rhode Island Hall on the Brown campus. ‘The Archaeology

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Great Pompeii Project Lecture

(4.7) Archaeology professor Massimo Osanna will deliver a lecture titled “The Great Pompeii Project: New Life for the Dead City,” hosted by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. Osanna’s lecture will focus on the Great Pompeii Project, an initiative sponsored by the Italian government to preserve the archaeological area of Pompeii, the

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