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Archeological Survey and Museum to Host Archeology Day


(originally scheduled for March 7; postponed to March 14 because of weather)

JONESBORO – What tools do archeologists use to discover hidden historical treasures? How do they learn historical facts based on their finds?

Learn these things and more at ASU Museum during Archeology Day, Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Everyone is invited to stop by and discover the secrets left behind by a fictional society while “digging” for “artifacts” and interpreting their meaning.

“On a small scale, you will use archeological tools to uncover 'artifacts,' record your findings and answer questions based on your observations,” according to Jill Kary, curator of education at the Museum.  “During this exciting activity, you will learn how archeologists use observation and learn techniques for piecing together historical facts.”

Younger visitors will dig for pottery shards and fit them together much like puzzle pieces.

Throughout the event, visitors may bring Native American or other artifacts for identification (not appraisal) by professional archeologists.  The purpose of the identification is to learn more about the age, function, and cultural meaning of objects that have been found throughout our region.

Arkansas State University Museum is located at 320 University Loop on the A-State campus.  This is a free, family event with something of interest for most age levels.  ASU Museum supports lifelong learning and encourages families to play and learn together.  For birthday party information, visit http://museum.AState.edu.

Regular hours are Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For further information, contact Kary at jkary@aAState.edu or 870-972-2074, or like the Museum at http://facebook.com/ASUMuseum.

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Archeology Day 2014
Students enjoy Archeology Day 2014