Discover the Past at Archeology Days

Event Details

Date: July 8 - July 9, 2011

Times: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Location: Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village (Mitchell, S.D.) Located on beautiful Lake Mitchell – 3 min. north of Corn Palace - Follow the yellow banners.

Ticket Info: Kids 5 and under-free; students 6-18 yrs-$4; seniors-$5; adults-$6

You Are Invited to Discover the Past: It’s Beneath Your Feet!

Don't miss your chance to attend Archeology Days, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell, SD. Exciting events throughout the day include:

  • Demonstrations by Primitive Technologists Rick Hamilton and Jack Webster, who will show us the art of flint knapping, ancient stone tools and more.
  • Caroline Jeffra, Morgan Tucker and Amy Godsell will demonstrate primitive pottery making we can all get our hands dirty with this activity!
  • Dr. Alan Stanfill will show us some more stone tool technology.
  • Tom Norwick, from Cabela's, will give a long bow demonstration.

Special Events

  • Tour the Thomsen Center Archeodome and watch excavations at this 1000-year-old site by a team of Augustana and British students and faculty (excavations will continue through Wednesday, July 20).
  • Visit the Boehnen Museum and see a full-size replica earthlodge and bison skeleton
  • See the new “Journey Of Discovery” exhibit.
  • Meet professional archeologists and view a variety of displays on prehistoric and historic Archeology
  • Watch native technology demonstrations such as flint knapping.

Kids' Activities

  • Kids Dig (use the tools of archeologists to discover artifacts)
  • Make pottery using prehistoric techniques
  • Test your hunting skills using an atlatl-spear thrower


  • Kids 5 and under are free
  • students 6-18 yrs — $4
  • seniors — $5
  • adults — $6

Archeology Days is made possible with funding from the South Dakota Archaeological Society, the Archeology Lab of Augustana College, and the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.

Lynette Rossum, Augustana College Archeology Lab — 605.274.5493
~Or~ Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village — 605.996.5473