HRAF News Vol. 2021-4
Upcoming events featuring eHRAF Archaeology
HRAF will be attending two conferences this month: the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Annual Meeting and the Society of Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) Biennial Conference. Archaeology continues to be a focal point of activity at HRAF with new materials being developed for teaching and learning. This includes four new eHRAF Archaeology Workbook activities added to the Great Discoveries series and a new eHRAF Archaeology Jeoparody game available for download from Teaching eHRAF.
HRAF will exhibit at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 86th Annual Meeting which will take place online later this week.

Matthew Longcore and Dr. Francine Barone will be available in a virtual booth (#5668) to meet with attendees on Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ET.

The booth will feature a tutorial video about eHRAF Archaeology and will provide options for participants to schedule a live video call with HRAF staff.

Matthew and Francine will demonstrate the eHRAF Workbooks for teaching and learning with eHRAF Archaeology, which are designed to complement any introductory archaeology textbook or curriculum.

The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) Biennial Conference will take place via Zoom on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24.

Activities will include panels on the teaching of anthropology and workshops on various topics. Registration fees are affordable and offered on a sliding scale. You do not need to be a member of the American Anthropological Association or SACC to attend.

Dr. Francine Barone will present "OER Adventures in Anthropology: Ethnographic Insights and Nascent Worlds" on Friday at 11:45 am ET. Matthew Longcore and Francine will co-present a one-hour workshop titled "Enhancing Community College Teaching and Learning with eHRAF Workbooks for Anthropology and Archaeology" on Saturday from 1:30-2:30 pm ET.

In homage to the late Alex Trebek (1940-2020), host of the television game show Jeopardy! for 37 years, we are pleased to share a new interactive HRAF game: eHRAF Archaeology Jeoparody.

A play on the popular TV quiz show, this follow-up to our first interactive HRAF game was produced by digital anthropologist, Dr. Francine Barone. It is available to download for free in Teaching eHRAF, our open-access repository of teaching exercises.

Based on HRAF and the eHRAF Archaeology database, the PowerPoint game is complete with sound effects, transitions, and a "Final Jeoparody" round. 

HRAF is continuing to produce a set of activities for our new Introduction to Archaeology workbook.

The newest additions to the workbook are based on the following Great Discoveries in archaeology:

  • Colossal Heads
  • Maya Codices
  • Pyramids of Giza
  • Royal Tombs of Ur

We are looking forward to showcasing our set of workbook activities based on the eHRAF Archaeology database at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 86th Annual Meeting from April 15-17, 2021.

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