Ice Age Mammals

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Date(s) - June 14, 2018
3:00 pm

Prairie Heritage Center

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As a way to celebrate the life size mammoth statue that was added to the Prairie Heritage Center last fall, the Office of the State Archaeologist educator, Cherie Haury-Artz, will be our guest speaker on Thursday, June 14.  At 3:00 in the afternoon, youth ages 5-13 are invited to take a hands-on look at artifacts including mammoth, sloth and other animals.  Pre-register your child by calling 712-295-7200.

Later in the evening at 7:00, Haury-Artz will engage people of all ages.  Have you ever wondered why so many animals were so large?  How did humans hunt them for food or other resources?  This presentation will examine what Iowa was like during the “ice age” when the humans were moving into the region.  She will talk about plants and animals that lived here and examine some samples of megafauna that have been excavated in Iowa.  She will also show some of the tools that these early residents used as they hunted these large creatures.  This is a program that you won’t want to miss!