ArchaeoBus with archaeology hands-on activities & Digging Savannah walking tours return to Savannah

Digging Savannah ArchaeobusThe ArchaeoBus will return to Savannah this month!

On Feb. 28, Abby the ArchaeoBus will be on the Armstrong campus. Armstrong students and home school students are particularly encouraged to attend from noon-5 PM (field trips will be attending between 9 AM-noon).

Armstrong location

Armstrong archaeobus location

Then on March 1, the ArchaeoBus will be in the Savannah Mall from 10am – 5pm.

Abby the Archaeobus, a creation of the Society for Georgia Archaeology, is a former bookmobile retrofitted with archaeology hands-on activities. Abby travels throughout the state, visiting school groups, giving presentations, and even touring the State Fair! To learn more about the bus please visit

Savannah Mall location

Savannah Mall Archeobus

In addition to the bus, the Armstrong Anthropology Club will have tables set up for educational crafts for all ages! These include Buddhist Mandala sand painting, Alutiiq animal mask making and rock art designing, and Native American beaded jewelry creating.

This educational event is free and open to the public. The goal is to reach out to the community to acquire a larger audience interested in historic preservation.

Digging Savannah Walking Tours

February 22 and April  5- Skidaway Island Guided Hike

Spanning more than 5,000 years of history and prehistory, the park’s archaeology sites give us the opportunity to trace Skidaway Island’s past from Native Americans to moonshiners. AASU archaeologist Laura Seifert will lead the hike, which starts at the Big Ferry Trail head.

The hike is $10 per person (this includes your park pass) or free for Friends of Georgia State Parks members. Buy tickets here.

March 15- Walking Tour of Downtown Savannah

Savannah is famous for its beautiful historic downtown, but the ground beneath your feet is just as historic. Learn about the unseen and forgotten archaeology sites. AASU archaeologist Laura Seifert will lead the tour, which starts at the flagpole at Battlefield Park (next the railroad museum) at 2pm. The tour is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to  or via the Facebook event site.

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