Welcome back, dear readers! In our last blog post, we offered a glimpse of the upcoming International Archaeology Day (IAD) 2023 in Colorado. This time, we're taking you behind the scenes to reveal all the thrilling festivities we have in store for you!
But first, let's extend our heartfelt gratitude to our generous sponsors who made this extraordinary event possible. We couldn't have brought this vision to life without the support of Colorado Preservation Inc and the State Historic Fund History Colorado. The community also played a crucial role, helping us raise over $20,000 in sponsorship funding for IAD 2023. Thanks to this incredible generosity, we've been able to enhance the event with even more exciting features for our guests!
Now -- Let's get into the all the amazing activities and sights for IAD 2023!
In case you missed the details:
📅 Date: Saturday, October 21st
🕣 Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm MST
📍 Location: Lower South Lot #2, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado. Map here.
Join us for a day filled with exploration and enlightenment at International Archaeology Day (IAD) 2023, a captivating and free event for all ages! Immerse yourself in the rich history and archaeology of Colorado, as well as global destinations like Israel and Egypt, all within the breathtaking outdoor setting of Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. Here's what awaits you:
Professional Lectures: Engage with captivating lectures in archaeology and history within a comfortable covered tent with ample seating, available all day. Our lineup includes three speakers from diverse backgrounds: Jon Hedlund, Senior Archaeologist/Principal Investigator for ERO Resources Corporation; Ernest House Jr., Senior Policy Director for Keystone Policy Center; and Camryn Sample, Amache Descendent, High School Senior at Kent Denver School. You can learn more here.
Exhibitors Galore: Explore over thirty tables, displays, and activities hosted by organizations from Colorado and around the world. Here are some highlights. See the full list here.
Northern Arapaho Tipi Demo
A live tipi building demonstration!
Watch as stone arrowheads are made right in front of you!
Kids Face painting with Roxborough State Park Volunteers
Face painting for the kids!
Lithophones with Marilyn Martorano
Play a tune on ancient stone instruments.
Israeli Archaeology: Tel Hazor Residential Excavations
Find out how ancient peoples in Israel lived 1000s of years ago!
Hands on Pottery
Join Sarah Rothwell to learn more about how clay is used to make pottery.
Egyptian Studies Society
An academic and social group that is enthusiastic in learning about all things Egyptology and closely linked areas.
Food Trucks: Satisfy your taste buds with delicious offerings from two food trucks on-site!
Native Grill is bringing authenticity back to the taco and for that matter Mexican food, cooked from the heart the way it is made in many homes across Mexico. When you eat at Native Grill you will notice that all of the tortillas are handmade and fresh from scratch.
A Lady in the Wild is farm to truck, elevated. Showcasing the culinary bounty of Colorado, with plates inspired by the owner's journey in food and beer.
Beer Garden: For our guests aged 21 and over, enjoy a small, enclosed beer garden. Our nonprofit partner, Colorado Preservation Inc. (CPI), will be serving up a historic braggot and a cream ale. For the kids, We have homemade root beer! All proceeds will go to support CPI, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Fun Fact: Braggot is a beverage made from a mix of malt and honey. It dates back to at least the 12th century and was a common drink throughout medieval Europe. Today, it remains the traditional drink of Wales. We're thrilled to offer this historic beverage for you to enjoy at International Archaeology Day 2023!
Explore More: Don't miss the chance to explore fantastic sites including Lamb Springs Archaeological Preserve, Seven Ladders Rock + Civilian Conservation Corp Camp at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, and Roxborough State Park – all offering free tours and activities!
Click on the pictures below or visit the upcoming events page to learn more!
This event promises a day of fun, learning, and community engagement. Save the date, invite your friends and family, and join us in celebrating Colorado's vibrant history and archaeology.
Help Us Spread the Excitement: We believe that great events like International Archaeology Day should be enjoyed by as many people as possible. You can play a vital role in making this happen by sharing our event flyer with your friends, family, and colleagues. Let's create a buzz and bring together an even larger community of history and archaeology enthusiasts!
IAD 2023 Flyer for the Public. Right click me, save as, and share!!
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➡️ In our next blog post, get ready for interviews with the passionate exhibitors and dedicated staff who are working tirelessly to make this event a grand success!