July 6 - 7: Archeology Days - Excavations Are Underway!

Event Details

Date: July 5 - July 6, 2013

Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village (Mitchell, S.D.), located on Lake Mitchell – 3 min. north of Corn Palace

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

Don't miss your chance to attend Archeology Days, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell, SD. Exciting events will include:

  • Prehistoric Ceramic Demonstrations by professional ceramist Dave Heubner.
  • Demonstrations of flint knapping and exhibits of prehistoric stone tools and ceramics.

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 Fire in the Village 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 — 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.

Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village — 605.996.5473