Archaeological Finds

Have you ever wondered what Native Americans from the pre-settlement era used to hunt buffalo near Perryton? Or what the local prehistoric people ate? You can see artifacts from that and much more on Saturday, April 13, at America’s largest noncommercial artifact show. The Stone Age Fair, held by Courson Archaeological Research at the Museum of the Plains, will feature prehistoric and historic Indian artifacts.

Last year the show included 75 tables of artifacts, but this year it’s expected to top that with 100 tables. Prehistoric artifacts will include flint tools and projectile points, and historic items will include metal artifacts such as artillery buttons, shell casings, and remnants of cooking equipment.

Professional archaeologists will be on hand to answer questions throughout the day. If you have an artifact you’d like a professional to identify, you’re encouraged to bring it. (Buying, selling, or trading artifacts isn’t permitted.)

The Stone Age Fair is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available to purchase.

Museum of the Plains

1200 N. Main, Perryton

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