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Our Public Outreach Programs

  • The ARL participates in Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Week, which brings archaeology to the public in various venues around the state every September.
  • The bi-annual ARL Newsletter is distributed to a wide selection of the academic, State, Federal, and local population.
  • The ARL staff routinely presents research to local civic groups, historical societies, schools, and community organizations and is available for outside speaking engagements.
  • The ARL, in a cooperative effort with the Roane State Community College Workforce Investment Board of Blount County, accepted two high school students into a six-week field school and laboratory experience.
  • The Tennessee Math-Science Partnership and the ARL supports at least five teachers from Sevier County for a one-month period as part of the ‘No Child Left Behind Act’ of 2001. The teachers spend time with the ARL in the labs learning various methods of analysis. This is a yearly commitment made by the ARL staff.
  • The ARL works with many of our larger clients to provide signage and exhibits for the visiting public.
  • The Smoky Mountains Field School conducted by the ARL staff in conjunction with the National Park Service, and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee brings together students from around the country. The archaeological field work is conducted in an open and local setting.
  • The ARL participates with The Boy Scouts of America in administering the requirements for the archaeology badge.
  • The ARL receives and responds to many calls each year from interested people asking for assistance in the identification of artifacts found on their properties.
  • The ARL remain committed to establishing additional community public outreach programs for adults, teachers, and children in our local area.

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