Saturday, Mar 25, 2017

Can you dig It? Celebrate Archaeology Month at Riverside Arts Market

Time: 10:00 am til 3:00 pm

Location: Jacksonville Riverside Arts Market

Description: Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network at the Riverside Arts Market for a day of fun archaeology activities in honor of Florida Archaeology Month.

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FPAN is hosting this event.


AIA Lecture: The Ark Before Noah

Time: 12:00 pm til 1:00 pm

Location: UNF Archaeology Lab

Description: In his lecture, “The Ark before Noah,” British Museum expert Dr. Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000-year-old piece of clay enabled a radical new interpretation of the Noah's Ark story. A world authority on the period, Dr. Finkel's real-life detective story began with a remarkable event at the British Museum: the arrival one day in 2008 of a single, modest-sized Babylonian cuneiform tablet brought in by a member of the public. Such palm-sized clay rectangles were used by the Babylonians to create the first documents, and this particular tablet proved to be of quite extraordinary importance. Not only does it date from about 1850 B.C., but it is a copy of the Babylonian Story of the Flood, a story from ancient Mesopotamia revealing, among other things, instructions for constructing a large boat. Dr. Finkel will also describe the further series of discoveries which allowed him to decode the Flood story in ways which offer unanticipated revelations. The lecture will also describe how a replica of the boat, following the ancient instructions, was built in India—the subject of the documentary film The Real Noah’s Ark.

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FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.


Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida)

Time: 1:00 pm til 2:00 pm

Location: Southeast Branch Library, St. Augustine

Description: Worldwide heritage sites are at risk from impacts due to climate change: erosion, sea level rise, and major storms to name just a few. HMS Florida is a public engagement program that focuses on tracking changes to archaeological sites over time. This presentation will provide context for climate change issues in Florida, discuss how those changes impact archaeological sites, and lets the public know what they can do to help heritage at risk.

FPAN is co-hosting this event.

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