by Tracy C. Brown
Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month (TAAM) begins tomorrow (September 1, 2020) all across the state of Tennessee. That is the good news. The bad news is that most of the in-person archaeological activities and public demonstrations, like those held in September of past years, have been cancelled for September 2020 because of the COVID-19 infection risk. I think that was a very wise decision. Those governmental organization and private archaeological/historical organization managers who made it deserve a public safety award. The overall TAAM celebration is sponsored each year by the venerable and excellent Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology (TCPA), but numerous other governmental and private sector entities join in each September with their own special programmatic contributions to the overall celebration.
I am happy to report that the annual 30 Days of Archaeology Blogfest is still being held as part of the 2020 TAAM celebration. Each day in September, a professional archaeologist, archaeology student, museum worker, or guest author writes a major blogpost summarizing one of their archaeological projects or highlighting some special archaeological or museological subject of interest. The blogposts are almost always fun and interesting to the maximum, and they are usually accompanied with maps, photographs, and/or video clips. You may click on the following safe link each of the 30 days in September 2020 to read the blogpost for that day:
The first blogpost will be available tomorrow at around 10:00 a.m., and a new blogpost will be available at about the same time each day for the next 30 days. Once posted, all of the blogposts remain permanently available to the public on the TCPA website. Information relevant to each blogpost is usually posted on the TCPA Facebook page, and people can post comments on each blogpost there. You may click on the following safe link to go there:
Have fun everyone!!!