Archaeology is the only “time machine” we have. Archaeology tells us about people who left no written records and serves as a compliment to historical documents that may be incomplete or inaccurate. For many, the opportunity to learn about people who came before us is very limited or non-existent.
At Archaeology in the Community (AITC), our mission is to promote and facilitate public appreciation and understanding of archaeological heritage, specifically for those people who might never otherwise get the chance to learn about archaeology.
Thanks to the support of our generous contributors, we are able to take immediate action in our community in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland–and for the second year, we were able to share our programs internationally with students all over Belize. Your support made it possible to teach 800 school age children as well as 150 adults with the following programs
- “Archaeologist for a Day” Community Programs
- Day of Archaeology Festival
- Landscape Archaeology Photo Exhibition
- Art and Archaeology Workshop
- Archaeology of Mixology Workshop
Our programs are free and customizable. We teach archaeology as a fun, innovative and hands-on method to inspire greater interest in science, history and the build understanding of community stories. We’re an affordable option for schools and community groups to give students further enrichment they can’t afford to provide themselves.
Every class AITC teaches is a unique enrichment opportunity that supports math, science, and social studies learning.
But we need your help to keep going.
Right now, with the need for our services far outpacing our funding, and new requests for programs are coming in every day. The need for your support is URGENT!