HOCU2014Hopewell Culture National Historic Park will sponsor its annual Hopewell Discovery Day this Saturday June 12, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Mound City on State Route 104 just north of Chillicothe, Ohio. In past years the event was held in the fall but has found a new home in the summertime a new perspective on a special time in Ross County. There will be a variety of programs and exhibits dealing with topics from ancient textile manufacturing techniques to remote sensing to flint knapping to artifact and fossil identification. So if you want to see how archaeology is presently done or wondered what life was like back in the day and what particular skills were necessary or if you have a box of Indian relics and odd stones your grandfather collected and you always wondered about this event should be of interest to you. The Following Activities will be on-going throughout the event: Artifact & Fossil I.D. Archeology Demonstrations: textiles, geophysics, flotation Primitive Skills Demonstrations: flint knapping, pottery, fire making, useful & edible plants Artifact Displays Native Plant and Native Mussel Displays Earthwork Photo Exhibit Junior Ranger Information Table Atlatl Demonstrations/Hands-on Activity Live Flute Music Performed by Sunflower Music and Storytelling with Steve Free: 11:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. Mound Tours: 10am (20-30 min. patio talk) & 2pm (hour long tour) Prehistoric Perspective Guest Speaker Sessions (20 minute talks) 11:00 am. Gary Argabright, Observations on Stone Tool Technology 12:20 pm Kathryn Jakes, Hopewell Textile Replication 12:45 pm Jarrod Burks, Going High Tech to Find Earthworks: Geophysics, LiDAR, and Aerial Reconnaissance History to Go Vans Native American Experience: 10 am -1 pm Primitive Fire Demonstrations: 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm The event will take place on Saturday from 10:00 to about 2:00 at Mound City on State Route 104 just north of Chillicothe, Ohio. For further information see http://www.nps.gov/hocu/planyourvisit/special-events.htm Hope to see you there! Bill Pickard    

Posted July 9, 2014
Topics: Archaeology

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