July 14-15: Archeology Days — The Past is Beneath Your Feet

Event Details

Date: July 13 - July 14, 2012

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 14 and 15, at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell, SD. Exciting events will include:

  • 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.

Special Events

  • 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' 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