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April 2, 2013

Kansas Archaeology Day Returns to Cowley College


archaeologyThe second annual Kansas Archaeology Day at Cowley College will be held Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Earle N. Wright Community Room of the Brown Center. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

The theme for the day is “10,000 years of history in one day.” Exhibits will be organized according to the periods of archaeological history in Kansas, from the ancient Paleo-Indians to the 20th century. The artifacts and demonstrations of each exhibit will give visitors a glance into the daily lives and culture of the people living in Kansas during these time periods.

The day’s events will also include hands-on activities for children, and presentations on topics in Kansas archaeology, including a keynote address on the research and projects of the anthropology program at Cowley College. A light lunch will be served at noon during the keynote address.

Kansas Archaeology Day is a project of Cowley Anthropology and Cowley Public Archaeology & History. April is designated Kansas Archaeology Month, and the one-day event was created last year to give the Cowley community an opportunity to learn about and participate in Kansas archaeology. The exhibits and activities of Kansas Archaeology Day are curated by Cowley College anthropology majors and the members of Cowley Public Archaeology & History.

For more information, contact Chris Mayer at 620-441-5229.