Upcoming Lectures

Arch in the Park: Public Archaeology Day

Arch in the Park
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

520 Ashe Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606
United States

What is archaeology? It’s more than just digging in the dirt! Come out to "Arch in the Park" to talk with the experts and learn all about what we do, why we do it, and how you can get involved! 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 we preserve artifacts through conservation and gain more information through artifact reconstruction. This FREE event will take place on the event lawn at Pullen Park just west of downtown Raleigh.

Trowel Blazers: Perspectives of Women in North Carolina Archaeology

Perspectives of Women in North Carolina Archaeology
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
United States

Archaeology as a field has changed and evolved over the last century, as has the experience of women in this once male-dominated field. Join us as we host a panel of North Carolina female archaeologists in the private and public sectors to discuss their diverse experiences in the field. Come to the NC Museum of History with your own questions to ask our team of experts or participate online! This event will be live-streamed (check back for link).


Dr. Susan Bamann
Regional Director and Senior Archaeologist
Commonwealth Heritage Group
Tarboro, NC



Kimberly Kenyon
Senior Conservator
Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Lab
Greenville, NC



Dr. Margaret Scarry
Professor, Chair of Curriculum in Archaeology,
and Director of the Research Labs of Archaeology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC


Dr. Alice P. Wright
Assistant Professor
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC



Archaeological Meet & Eat

Archaeological Meet & Greet
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

521 W North Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
United States

Get to know your state archaeologists while enjoying some delicious food and beverages in a fun and laid-back atmosphere! This is an opportunity to catch up with colleagues, get advice from professionals already in the field, and learn about what the OSA does; or just make new connections and talk about what we all love! North Street Beer Station is a family-friendly tap room and there is no cover charge.

Food will be available for order and delivery from surrounding restaurants; this is a pay-your-own-way event.