Archaeology Day

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm

Location: 1797 Ezekiel Harris House, 1822 Broad Street

The Augusta Museum of History and the Augusta Archaeological Society present Archaeology Day at the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House. Spend the day on the Ezekiel Harris House grounds for free tours, talks and demonstrations. Join a team of archaeologists from The Augusta Archaeological Society as they identify and classify prehistoric and historic artifacts and collections, as well as demonstrate flint knapping and primitive weapons use.

 Archaeologists will be on hand to identify and classify prehistoric and historic artifacts and artifact collections

• Paleo-Indian and Dalton period projectile points will be formally recorded

• Artifacts from local sites on display, including artifacts from the Ezekiel Harris House

• Flint knapping and primitive weapons demonstrations

• Ezekiel Harris House Tours

For more information call the Augusta Museum of History at 706.722.8454, or the Augusta Archaeological Society at 706.564.5868 / 706.210.0776

Built in 1797 by a prominent tobacco merchant, this house is an outstanding example of late 18th-century architecture. It was originally part of Harrisburg, a town that competed with Augusta for the trade of area tobacco planters.Said to be "... the finest eighteenth-century house surviving in Georgia..." by The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America, the Ezekiel Harris House is an outstanding example of early Federal style architecture. Entering the impressive vaulted hallway, visitors may observe what life was like during the Federal Period in Georgia.