Apart from the annual SDWs and ongoing social media communication and engagement, SAASC has collaborated with the Pretoria Archaeology Club for Schools (PACS) on a few wonderful community-based events. These events were developed with the objective of raising awareness about heritage and archaeology amongst young school learners and community members.
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Archaeology Olympics 2019
PACS hosted an 'Archaeology Olympics' at the Ikamva Youth Centre in Mamelodi, Pretoria, Gauteng. Local high school learners partook in archaeology based group activities, which were structured loosely on activities from the Olympics. The collaboration between PACS, SAASC, PAST and Ikamva Youth led to a fun, informative and successful event!
The annual PACS Open Day was hosted at the Mamelodi East Community Hall, Pretoria, South Africa. The Open Day provided local students with the opportunity to interact with young professional archaeologists and gain insight into becoming an archaeologist and some of our specialisations. This event was a collaboration between PACS, SAASC, the UNISA Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Dr Ndlovu from the University of Pretoria, SAHRA, UJ, ASAPA and Past.
Open Day 2018
The annual PACS Open Day was hosted at the Mamelodi East Community Hall, Pretoria, South Africa. The Open Day provided both local youth and young archaeologists a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk about our heritage and career paths in history and archaeology. The learners and students that attended the day learned about stratigraphy, experienced archaeology through virtual reality (VR) and could have their faces painted with ochre to name a few activities. This event was a collaboration between PACS, SAASC, the UNISA Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Dr Ndlovu from the University of Pretoria, ASAPA and Past.