Public Archaeology Day Oct. 27 Celebrates Archaeology in North Carolina

N.C. Office of State Archaeology staff will present informational stations and children's activities at Archaeology Day in Raleigh.

What is archaeology? It’s more than just digging in the dirt! The North Carolina Office of State Archaeology will hold a Public Archaeology Day Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh. 

The free event will include opportunities to talk with the experts and learn all about what they do, activities, crafts and fun for all ages. Learn how prehistoric peoples made their stone tools, identify artifacts from archaeological excavations, explore how underwater archaeologists study shipwrecks, discover how artifacts are preserved through conservation and gain more information through artifact reconstruction. 

The event is part of the Office of State Archaeology’s celebration of October as North Carolina Archaeology Month. Visit for more information.

The Office of State Archaeology coordinates and implements a statewide program to study and preserve prehistoric, historic, and underwater remains of North Carolina’s material culture. It is part of the Office of Archives and History within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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