Archaeology Day

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Date(s) - September 25, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sanford Museum

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archaeology-dayCelebrate our past during Iowa Archaeology Month. The Northwest Chapter of the Iowa Archaeological Society has partnered with numerous agencies including the O’Brien County Conservation Board to host an afternoon of fall fun for the whole family.

Head over to the Sanford Museum and Planetarium in Cherokee on Sunday, September 25 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.

Come-and-go Indoor Presentations include:

1:00 until 1:30 – Prehistoric Cultures of NW Iowa by Megan Stroh, Sanford Museum Archaeologist

1:30 until 2:00 – Using Photography to Study Mill Creek Villages by Mark Anderson, Office of the State Archaeologist

2:00 until 2:30 – Handheld Lidar Device in Archaeology by Brennan Dolan, Iowa DOT

2:30 until 3:00 – The Future of Blood Run by Jen Bancescu, State Historic Preservation Office

3:00 until 4:00 – Native American Star Stories and Planetarium by Linda Burkhart, Sanford Museum Director

There is more to do outdoors! Take part in Flintknapping, Atlatl Throwing, Pottery Making, Basket Making, Native American Games, Wild Edible Plant Walk and more.

O’Brien County Conservation is also hosting a second event to celebrate Iowa Archaeology Month on Sunday, October 16.