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Archaeology Day, Potato Creek State Park
Start Date: 9/2/2018 All Day
End Date: 9/2/2018
Event Description:
Join us at Potato Creek SP for a fun-filled day of archaeology! The schedule is as follows:

9:30am Help Feed The "Dinosaurs" - Help stock our wildlife feeding area to attract birds, our only living relatives of dinosaurs, up close for a nose-to-beak experience. 20 min.

10am What Is An Archaeologist? - Gather at the Nature Center to meet DNR archaeologist, Cathy Draeger-Williams, and find out more about this intriguing profession. 45 min.

11am-1:30 pm Pre-historic Life Skills - Create a piece of the past as we discover the skills needed by pre-historic people. Weaving, petroglyph art, layering with sand, chat with an archaeologist, and more!

2-4pm Atlatl Challenge - Meet at Orchard Shores Picnic Area to discover the challenges of hunting with slender "spears"  as you practice throwing with an atlatl, a pre-historic breakthrough for hunters.

7:30pm Pre-historic Pots - Gather at the Nature Center to dig into the past of pottery and discover more about the origins of clay, and then make your very own pinch pot or coil pot to keep! 1 hour.
Location Information:
Potato Creek State Park  (View Map)
25601 State Road 4
North Liberty, IN 46554
St Joseph
Phone: (574) 656-8186
Contact Information:
Name: Barbara Tibbets
Phone: 574-656-8186 x 225
Email: btibbets@dnr.in.gov
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