July 14-15: Archeology Days — The Past is Beneath Your Feet
DATES: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Sunday, July 15, 2012
TIME(S): 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!
- Early Native American games demonstrated by Mike Marshall, Rosebud Member.
- The Great Plains Zoo will be bringing animals indigenous to the region 1,000 years ago.
- Demonstrations by Primitive Technologists Rick Hamilton and Jack Webster, who will show us the art of flint knapping, ancient stone tools and more.
- Tour the Thomsen Center Archeodome and watch excavations at this 1,000-year-old site by a team of Augustana and British students and faculty
- 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 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