Family Archaeology Field Day

This Saturday, October 22, Courson Archaeological Research and Museum of the Plains are hosting Family Archaeology Field Day.

Through hands-on activities and games, the event aims to increase knowledge and appreciation of prehistoric and historic cultures that formerly occupied the region. Geared toward children ages eight and older, it will include educational stations about indigenous artwork, games, contests, and traditional tool and technology demonstrations. Specifically, activities will include spear throwing, native foods, a ring and pin game, orienteering, rabbit stick throwing, pumpkin carving with stone tools, and Plains Indian jewelry making.

Adults may watch the documentary Can You Dig It?: Exploring and Growing at the Buried City, which covers the explorations and studies done near Perryton. Participants and visitors are encouraged to bring personal prehistoric and historical artifact collections for identification by experts.

The field day will be held at Museum of the Plains (1200 N. Main) from 12 to 5 p.m., with lunch from 12 to 1. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information or to sign up, contact the museum at 435-6400 or motp@ptsi.net. Admission is limited to 50 kids, so be sure to sign up soon!


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