Local Archaeology Festival Goes Virtual for 2021
New South Associates’ Archaeology Day in May has been one of Stone Mountain’s most popular annual events. In 2020, New South transformed the in-person event into a month-long virtual extravaganza! This year, New South is expanding the event with engaging digital experiences that bring the past to life for all ages. New South invites the public to learn about the real work of preserving Georgia’s history and prehistory with live Zoom sessions for adult audiences, engaging videos for younger audiences, and experiential learning activities aligned with Georgia state standards.
At New South, we believe in connecting communities with their past to uplift and support them in building a brighter future. That belief informs this year’s theme for the event: Cultural Heritage Belongs to Everyone. The 2021 event includes live Zoom sessions about finding a career in cultural resource management and connecting communities with their past, as well as new educational content on oral history, rock art, archaeological stewardship, and other topics. Our most popular in-person activities, such as basket weaving and atlatl throwing, also come to life through fun videos and engaging experiential learning activities that can be done at home or in the classroom.
This free, family-friendly event supports National Preservation Month and Georgia Archaeology Month’s mission to educate the public about the significance of protecting and preserving Georgia’s archaeological sites. New South Associates is a women-owned small business providing cultural resource management services. Incorporated in 1988, it is nationally recognized for its ability to integrate studies of sites and structures of the past with planning and construction for the future.
For more information about this event or New South Associates, visit the New South Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/newsouthassociates , New South’s website at https://newsouthassoc.com/, or contact Anne Dorland at 770.498.4155, ext. 147 or email@example.com.