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[DNR] Archaeology Day at Falls of the Ohio SP, Sept. 14
Start Date: 8/13/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/13/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description
A day of archaeological activities for all ages awaits at the Falls of the Ohio State Park on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activities for kids include a chance to earn a Junior Indiana Archaeologist Certificate by participating in 12 activities. A sampling includes a mock dig, learning how prehistoric and historic tools were made, and making a pot the way ancient people did.

Children will also design personal ornaments they can wear home, throw long darts with a prehistoric throwing tool, play American Indian games, make toy duck decoys from cattails and much more.

Adults can talk with professional archaeologists, bring prehistoric and historic artifacts for identification, watch flint knappers make prehistoric stone tools, and view artifact displays about the prehistoric and historic time periods of the Falls of the Ohio area. In addition, adults can learn how an archaeological site is formed, why such sites should be preserved, and how to become involved in local archaeology.

The event is free after paying the $2 per vehicle parking fee. Admission to the Interpretive Center costs $2 for ages 2-18 or $5 for ages 19 and older.

Falls of the Ohio State Park (dnr.IN.gov/parklake/2984.htm) is at 201 W. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, 47129.
Contact Information:
Name: Kelley Morgan
Phone: (812) 280-8689
Email: dnrnews@dnr.in.gov
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