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Creighton University Celebrates National Archaeology Week

Creighton University is hosting several free public events in honor of National Archaeology Week sponsored by the Omaha-Lincoln chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America.

On Sunday, Oct. 7, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. there will be a special showing of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, in room 3027 of the Mike and Josie Harper Center located at 602 N. 20th St.

At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, Creighton University Assistant Professor of Archeology, Erin Averett, Ph.D., is hosting “So You Want to Dig? A Colloquium on Field School Opportunities,” in the Union Pacific Room on the lower level of the Reinert-Alumni Library

On Thursday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m., Michael Hoff, professor of Art and History at the University of Nebraska Lincoln will present “From Pirates to the Pax Romana: Roman Cities of Asia Minor", in room 3023 of Creighton’s Mike and Josie Harper Center.

National Archaeology Week is sponsored by the Omaha-Lincoln chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, the Sigma Nu chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the Departments of Fine and Performing Arts and Classical and Near Eastern Studies at Creighton University, the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund, and other anonymous sources.

For more information, contact Erin Averett at

National Archaeology Day is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Every October the AIA and archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada, and abroad present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests. Whether it is a family-friendly archaeology fair, a guided tour of a local archaeological site, a simulated dig, a lecture or a classroom visit from an archaeologist, the interactive, hands-on National Archaeology Day programs provide the chance to indulge your inner Indiana Jones.

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