EventsArchaeology Day - MADISONVILE

Archaeology Day - MADISONVILE

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Madisonville Branch

Description

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser proclaimed October 2019 as Louisiana Archaeology Month. The month is an opportunity for everyone in Louisiana to learn more about the state's prehistoric and historic properties, artifacts, and objects of antiquity that must be protected and preserved. To celebrate Archaeology Month, the Office of Cultural Development's Division of Archaeology will host educational events around the state, including Archaeology Day at the Madisonville Branch Library..

"This family-friendly event is designed to give people a glimpse at Louisiana's archaeological treasures that have historical value but to also hear from leading experts in the field," said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. "I'm excited about this unique opportunity to bring awareness to our state's rich and diverse archeological sites that are of interest to our citizens."

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience ancient techniques such as traditional stone tool and ceramic making, then be able to try their hand at ceramic making, or weave a mat using palm fronds or use a pumpdrill to make a pendant. There will also be an atlatl demonstration. An atlatl is an ancient tool used to throw a spear. Additionally, children of all ages are invited to participate in a mock dig using modern archaeological methods.

Suitable for:
All Ages
Adults
Teen
Tweens, 10-14
Children, 8-11
Children, 5-7
Children, 0-5
Type:
Teen Events
Family Events
Tween Events
Events for 8 - 11 year olds
Science
Games & Activities
Language:
English

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