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Summer Events Set for Illinois Archeology Center

The Center for American Archeology, Kampsville, Illinois, will host Archeology Day, June 29, in which visitors can experience a full day of archaeological excavations, demonstrations, displays, and lectures. On July 20, the Center will feature Junior Archeologist Day, in which children can participate in hands-on activities, including the making of stone tools, pottery, and weaving. For information on these programs, call 618-653-4316 or visit the web site at  www.caa-archeology.org.

Toltec Mounds Hosts Archeology Camp for Kids

Children in grades 4-7 can learn about the science of archaeology in Archeology Camp, June 11-14, at Toltec Mounds Archeological Park, outside Little Rock, Arkansas. Camp participants will learn about excavation and laboratory techniques, and tour the mound site. On July 19, children ages 8 and up can participate in Excavators of the Past, a one-day program about archaeology and site protection. For information on these and other programs at the park, call 501-961-9442 or email toltecmounds@arkansas.com.

Old Pueblo Schedules Mock Excavation
From 9 to 11 a.m., June 17-20, kids and family members ages 8 and up can learn about archaeology hands-on by participating in excavations at a simulated Hohokam archaeological site at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Tucson, Arizona. Old Pueblo's OPEN1 mock dig site has been constructed by archaeologists to resemble a southern Arizona Hohokam Indian village ruin. It has full-size replicas of prehistoric pit-houses and outdoor features like those ancient people used for homes, cooking, storing things, and other (sometimes surprising) purposes. By actually excavating pottery and other artifacts buried in this realistic, shaded ruin replica, one easily learns how archaeologists discover and study ancient cultures. For more information, contact Bridget Nash at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 520-798-1201.

Arkansas To Celebrate Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial in 2003
The Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial will be celebrated in Arkansas in 2003. The official web site includes information about the Louisiana Purchase survey, as well as information on events and suggestions for teachers on how to include this historic celebration in classroom activities. For more information, check the web site at www.lapurchase.org/.

ARCHAEOLOGY WEEKS/MONTHS

Arkansas Archeology Month Selects Ceramics for Theme
Arkansas Archeology Month 2002 will be held in October. The theme for this year's event will focus on ceramic art and technology, and will be titled Made From Clay: Cooking & Craftsmanship. Information on Archeology Month 2002 can be found on the Arkansas Archeological Survey's web site at  www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo/archmonth.html.. For more information, contact Mary Kwas, Archeology Month Coordinator, at 479-575-6549 or  mkwas@uark.edu.

Ohio Schedules Archeology Week During Summer Solstice
The third annual Ohio Archaeology Week will be held June 16-22, with activities planned at museums and historical sites throughout the state. This year's event features 14 locations offering 20 activities. The sites involved traverse the state from Cleveland to Dayton and Toledo to Marietta. Posters and tri-fold brochures are prepared and distributed statewide each year to participating locations. For more information, contact Sandra Lee Yee, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, at 937-268-8199, or malamasly@aol.com Or check the Ohio Archaeology Week web site at  www.sunwatch.org.

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