(Providence, R.I.) The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) will present Rhode Island Archaeology Month throughout October. This program showcases Rhode Island's rich archaeological heritage through a series of free public educational events led by professional archaeologists.
The calendar of 17 events features hands-on activities at excavation sites, as well as open houses, walking tours, talks, and exhibits. Detailed descriptions are posted at www.preservation.ri.gov/archtober. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the October 17 event at Brown University.
Tuesday, October 3 | 6 - 7pm Archaeology of Glocester presentation by RIHPHC Archaeologist Charlotte Taylor Harmony Library, 195 Putnam Pike, Glocester
Saturday, October 7 | 1 3pm Re-excavating the Old State House Parade hands-on sorting and cataloging artifacts hosted by RIHPHC Archaeologist Charlotte Taylor Parade Ground behind Old State House, 150 Benefit Street, Providence
Thursday, October 12 | 7pm History and Archaeology of the URI Campus Landscape presentation by Dr. Kris Bovy, Dr. Cathy DeCesare, and Dr. Rod Mather South Kingstown High School, 215 Columbia St, Wakefield
Saturday, October 14 (three events between 11am and 4pm) 11am 12pm Archaeology at the Wilkinson Mill presentation by Dr. Patrick Malone 1 -4pm Archaeology Month Open House presentations, videos, hands-on activities 1:30pm Jenks Settlement Walking Tour guided walk to explore the founding of Pawtucket Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket
Saturday, October 14 | 11am - 3pm Archaeology of College Hill Community Archaeology Day observation and hands-on archaeology with Brown University professors and students Outside List Art Center, Brown University, Providence (64 College St)
Saturday, October 14 | 11am - 3pm Uncover Archaeology: Community Archaeology Day open house with exhibits and activities Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, R.I. Hall, Brown University (60 George St), Providence
Sunday, October 15 | 1 - 4pm Archaeology Month Open House presentations, videos, and hands-on activities Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket
Tuesday, October 17 | noon 1pm Behind the Scenes: Engaging the Americas at the Haffenreffer Museum of Archaeology Mellon Grant Project presentation on HMA's North American collections led by Dr. Jessica Nelson In person at Rockefeller Library, Brown University (10 Prospect St), Providence and virtual Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/4d9uvfb7
Tuesday, October 17 | 5 7pm Preservation After Dark archaeology laboratory open house hosted by Dr. Heather Rockwell Antone Academic Center, Room 105, Salve Regina University, Newport
Saturday, October 21 | 12 4pm Excavations at Old Potterville School archaeological investigations and hands-on activities hosted by archaeologist Kimberly Smith 316 d Plainfield Pike, Scituate
Saturday, October 21 | 1:30pm Jenks Settlement Walking Tour - guided walk to explore the founding of Pawtucket Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket
Saturday, October 28 | 2 3pm The HMS Gaspee Archaeology Study exhibit opening with Dr. Kathy Abbass and partners from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick
Throughout October Archaeological Examples of Narragansett Indian & Native American Life presentation by Dr. Joseph N. Waller A link to the video will be posted at www.preservation.ri.gov/archtober in October.
Throughout October Behind the Scenes: Engaging the Americas at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Mellon Grant Project virtual exhibit A link to the exhibit will be posted at www.preservation.ri.gov/archtober in October.
Late October (date/time to be announced) "We wrangled with them for some time:" Conflict Archaeology and the Battle of Rhode Island presentation by Dr. Joseph N. Waller (Location to be announced)
Attendees are encouraged to check the website www.preservation.ri.gov/archtober for details before heading out to a program.