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USA Archaeology Museum

Special Events

What: Teachers’ Night reception exclusively for community educators
When: Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:30 PM.
Where: University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum

Come to the Archaeology Museum at the University of South Alabama for Teachers’ Night reception exclusively for community educators on October 9th from 4-6:30 PM!

Meet the Archaeology Museum staff and the Mobile Museum of Art staff
Learn about the wide-array of School Tours the museums has to offer
Book your field trips on the spot
Tour the museum’s exhibits
Network and mingle with fellow teachers
Hear about and sign up for an exciting new Professional Development opportunity
Try your hand at a Fact or Fiction Game
Door prizes, a complimentary cocktail and hors d’oeuvres!

This is an evening you don’t wan to miss!

RSVP 251-460-6106

What: Thirty Years of Archaeology at the Mayan City of Caracol, Belize
When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Where: The Marx Library Auditorium

Diane and Arlen Chase, internationally renowned for their long-term archaeological research on the ancient Maya of Central America, will be speaking about the University of Central Florida (UCF) Caracol Project. The Chases have been directing archaeological excavations in the country of Belize since 1978. From 1979 through 1985, they excavated at the Postclassic Maya capital of Santa Rita Corozal, located in northern Belize near the border with Mexico. Since 1985 they have been digging and investigating the huge ancient city of Caracol in west-central Belize. Their 2014 field season at Caracol marked their 30th continuous year of excavation there. Both have published extensively and are fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Additional information on their work may be found at

What: She’s Bound to be a Goer!
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Where: Archaeology Museum, University of South Alabama

Join us for a lecture on the steam-powered boats that plied the waters of Mobile Bay and the Gulf Coast with Creighton C. “Peco” Forsman.

What: International Archaeology Day!
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 12:00-4:00 PM
Archaeology Museum, University of South Alabama

For its third year the museum will celebrate International Archaeology along with over 200 other collaborating organizations across the country and beyond! The museum will facilitate a series of activities that demonstrate various aspects of the archaeological discipline. Stay tuned for more details!

What: Indian Creek Medicine
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Where: Archaeology Museum, University of South Alabama

Robert Thrower, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Poarch Creek Tribal Member, and Traditional Practitioner, will be lecturing on indigenous plants used by the Creek for healing and health. Co-sponsored by the Mobile Medical Museum.

What: Project 562 – Changing the Way We See Native America
When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Where: USA Student Center Ballroom

You don’t want to miss Matika Wilbur, a woman of the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes (Washington), as she shares her experiences and photographs from Project 562 – an amazing journey documenting Native America. For more information on Project 562 please visit:

What: Disease, Death, and Doric Order: An Examination of Mobile’s Medical Past through the Lens of its First City Hospital
When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Where: Archaeology Museum, University of South Alabama

Learn about Mobile’s first City Hospital, which opened its doors in 1831. For the next 135 years, it was the epicenter of illness, disease, death, medical innovation and ingenuity in Mobile. Through an examination of this captivating building, with its surgical amphitheater and early patient wards, Raven Christopher, Executive Director of the Mobile Medical Museum, will explore the fascinating medical history of Mobile, including its role in the Civil War and its battle with yellow fever, tuberculosis, and countless other infectious diseases.

What: An Opening of a Temporary Exhibit!
Half the Sky
Where: University of South Alabama, Archaeology Museum

The Archaeology Museum at the University of South Alabama (USA) is pleased to announce the opening of the temporary exhibit Half the Sky on Saturday, April 5th at 12:00 PM. View this pdf for more information. (Please note that you'll need Adobe Acrobat to view this pdf. Don't have it, or not sure? Download it here for free!)


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