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Athens to host three-day Southeastern Archaeological Conference Oct. 26-29

Athens will host the Southeastern Archaeological Conference Oct. 26-29, an annual event that features lectures, workshops and social activities for archaeologists and archaeology enthusiasts as well as educational activities for the whole family.

Anyone can attend lectures and other conference activities for a fee, including guest nonarchaeologists for a $25 rate that can only be paid on site.

For archaeology fun for the whole family, the public is encouraged to attend the “Georgia, Can You Dig It?” Archaeology Fair Oct. 29, a free event hosted by the Society for Georgia Archaeology. Located at the horseshoe in front of the Classic Center, visitors can explore Abby the ArchaeoBus, a mobile archaeology classroom, and earn their junior archaeologist badge at the booth for UGA’s Center for Applied Isotope Studies.

UGA’s Victor Thompson, an associate professor in Franklin College’s anthropology department and director of the Center for Archaeological Sciences, organized this year’s Athens-based meeting.

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