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Archaeology DaySeptember in Indiana is Archaeology Month.
Archaeology Day 2007
Archaeology Day 2005September 3, 2005 is Indiana Archaeology Day at the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center in Clarksville, Indiana. Last year was a great success, and this year we are trying to build upon that. Children's activities will include a pamphlet itemizing 12 stations at which activities will occur. Upon completion of each activity, the child can take his pamphlet to the pottery making station, and receive a certificate of completion for the Indiana Junior Archaeology Program. As last year, this year's activities will focus on how prehistoric artifacts functioned, and how they compare to early historic artifacts. Kids can try their hands at pottery making, nut cracking, corn grinding, hide scraping, drilling, woodwork, and leather work. This year there will also be a station devoted to Native American games. Also, there will be a mock dig for children in which prehistoric and historic features can be discovered. See the link below to review each of the activity stations.
This day is not just for children. Adults can also learn more about the past through viewing interpretive posters that address the different periods in the prehistoric past of the Falls area. Professional archaeologists will be on hand to identify the age and function of any artifacts you may have questions about. Also, at 2:00 in the auditorium, Mr. Noel Justic of Indiana University will speak to the public regarding the importance of the Falls area in prehistory. Many of you may know Mr. Justice as the author of a popular series of books on arrowhead and spear point identification. Mr. Justice will have his books available for sale.
NOTE! The April 2005 newsletter incorrectly identified Archaeology Day as September 4, 2005! Please note the correct date!