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Archaeology Pub Coming (Postponed)


You have to love their slogan: “Think, Drink, Think.”

The Destination Archaeology Resource Center (DARC) and the Pensacola Bay Brewery are hosting a new event called Archaeology Pub.

On July 18th at 5:30 PM Dr. Terry Prewitt will give a short presentation titled “Holy Goatskins and Sacred Reeds” followed by a discussion. Archaeology Pub is held inside the Pensacola Bay Brewery. It is free and open to the community. Seating is open and unreserved. Guests are encouraged to support our hosts at the Pensacola Bay Brewery by purchasing drinks. The Pensacola Bay Brewery is located at 225 E Zaragoza St. in downtown Pensacola.

At Archaeology Pub guests can order finely brewed beer and listen to an archaeologist explain some of their cool discoveries in a casual and relaxed environment. No lecture halls; just interesting and inclusive conversation with experts in archaeology, one of the most fascinating scientific fields. Archaeology Pub is inspired by the numerous Science Café’s that have gained enormous popularity in cities across Europe and the United States.

Dr. Terry Prewitt, an anthropologist, will give a short talk titled “Holy Goatskins and Sacred Reeds” after a brief video clip from the Nova ScienceNow episode “Ancient Paper Chase.” A half million 2000 year old papyri fragments now sit packed away in a vault, but many are charred, faded, or stained beyond legibility. Can technology help archaeologists finally read what they have to say? Will these documents shed new light on the world’s most important texts such as the Bible? Join us to find out!

The DARC is located at 207 East Main Street in downtown Pensacola inside the Florida Public Archaeology Network headquarters. For more information contact Destination Archaeology Manager Mike Thomin at 850-595-0050 ext. 107.

Destination Archaeology’s featured exhibit “A Roadtrip Through Florida Archaeology” showcases heritage sites open to the public within the eight regions of the Florida Public Archaeology Network and displays artifacts that highlight Florida’s unique history. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM. Admission is free.

This event is hosted by the University of West Florida, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, Destination Archaeology Resource Center, WGBH Science Unit and the Pensacola Bay Brewery.