Every third Saturday of each month, an expert gives an educational lecture on various topics; ranging from archaeological sites, historic preservation, history of architecture, to curation of personal collections. AITC’s past seminars topics include: The Hampden Community Archaeology Project, The Hidden History of a World War II Interrogation Center, and The Archaeology of Standing Structures.
Day of Archaeology Festival
AITC chose to establish its annual Day of Archaeology Festival as a way of gathering archaeology organizations in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia together in one location—to inform our public about local archaeology resources.
Message to an Archaeologist (Postcard Project)
If you had the opportunity to ask an archaeologist any question in the world, what would it be? In this day and age of fast and impersonal communication AITC thinks it is a good idea to go back to basics. We wanted to use the oldest form of communication- writing to bring archaeologists and students together. This will be a fun, artistic and educational way for artists, students, teachers, and archaeologist to connect around the topic of archaeology.
Local artist will design several postcards, which they feel represent the essence of archaeology. The artist can utilize any medium in which they feel would best express their vision of archaeology. The art will be transformed into a postcard, which will be the base of the project. A student will write a question on a postcard and it will be sent to an archaeologist. The archaeologist will read the question and answer the student back on a postcard. We will share both the questions and answers through our website, so that the larger community can see what answers archaeologists give to all of our burning questions.