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UT’s Archaeological Research Laboratory and the Tennessee Valley Authority are partnering for the series “Volunteer Days,” which invites the public to help prepare artifacts for curation and learn about archaeology during a brown-bag lunch on the third Friday of each month.

The first event is January 16. Sign up for either a morning session from 9:00 noon or afternoon session from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A brown-bag lecture will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. It will be held in the Middlebrook Pike Building Room 136, 5723 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville.

Seats are limited. To sign up, contact Kandi Hollenbach at 865-974-9647 or

Those interested in helping preserve Tennessee’s past are invited to participate. The volunteer work will include bagging and recording artifacts for curation from excavations conducted about forty years ago by UT for TVA.┬áThe volunteers also will learn about recent research on the prehistory and history of the region in TVA’s system during lectures given by TVA and UT archaeologists.

To learn more about the series and see the schedule, visit the Archaeological Research Laboratory website.