UPCOMING ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH EVENTS
Oct 08, 2009
Washington State is celebrating its fifteenth annual Archaeology Month, from October 1 through October 31, 2009. Archaeology Month consists of a series of events held in local communities statewide, to create public awareness about Washington's archaeological heritage. Protecting and exploring this archaeological heritage provides us with knowledge of past lifeways, about our ancestors and predecessors as they sought to survive in a rugged, diverse landscape. Please take time this month to reflect upon our ancestors’ efforts to build homes, families, and communities; creating ways of living that sustained them in a changing land. This Activity Guide is designed to provide you with many opportunities to participate and enjoy all the archaeological tours, lectures, site visits, exhibits, craft demonstrations, events, and people making Washington's archaeological heritage something to celebrate and honor. There is something happening in every corner of our state. See our website, www.dahp.wa.gov for the full list of events and those that are month-long. The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) and all event sponsors invite you to share the past with one another during this very special time. We encourage you to explore different events, go on a walking tour, participate in an archaeological site visit, or tour a museum exhibit, and become involved in a shared future that seeks to protect and value our archaeological heritage.