Date and Time Saturday, October 27, 2012 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This program is financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council.
The Mississippi Archaeology Expo is a hands-on family fair for school-age children and adults held during Mississippi Archaeology Month, which is an annual October observance. The Expo is a day-long special event featuring educational and fun activities for all ages, such as demonstrations of archaeological techniques as well as prehistoric and historic lifeways. Of special interest this year will be demonstrations by members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Rain or shine. Free and open to the public. Activities will include:
Artifact Identification (Bring your artifacts!)
Flintknapping (Stone tool making)
Prehistoric Technology Stations
Ground-Penetrating Radar Demonstration
Atlatl (Spear Throwing) Demonstration
Rock Art Wall
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Tribal Social Dancing & Chanting
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Storytellers
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Tribal Basket Making & Clothing/Bead Crafts
Plus much more!!!
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