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Presidio Discovery: Hands-On Family Fun at International Archaeology Day

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 Category Archaeology; Nature and Science; Kids and Family; History; Entertainment and Culture; Education

Get muddy making adobe bricks! This Saturday, October 26, 2019, we’re celebrating the 9th annual International Archaeology Day with family-friendly games, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on fun. It’s a partnership with the Bay Area Science Festival and the Archaeology Institute of America.

The event invites visitors to discover the history of San Francisco and explore how scientists are learning more about the people and events of the Presidio’s past.

Join our archaeology team and learn about our state-of-the-art lab and collections facility, view 200 year-old standing adobe walls (older than the city of San Francisco itself!), see Virtual Reality demonstrations, and enjoy ceramic puzzles, archaeological activities, games, and more!

“This event is just a small part of a world-wide celebration of archaeology,” says Presidio Trust archaeologist technician Edward de Haro. “Come find out what kinds of archaeology is being found in and around the Presidio and how technology fits into the work we do.”

The Golden Gate Parks Conservancy will have its Roving Ranger truck onsite to introduce you to the great trails and recreational opportunities available throughout the Presidio and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Archaeologists from San Francisco State University, California State University East Bay, Veterans Curation Program, and more will be tabling with hands-on activities suitable for kids and families. We hope to see you there!

Read a SF State News item about archaeology discoveries in the Presidio >>

Register for International Archaeology Day in the Presidio >>