Crystal River Archaeological State Park
3400 N Museum Pointe
Crystal River, FL
Join the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Crystal River Archaeological State Park on the next Moon Over the Mounds on September 5th, 2014 at 8:00pm. The Pre-Columbian site is thousands of years old and is still shrouded in mystery. Underneath the moonlit sky, join Gary Ellis, archaeologist from Gulf Archaeology Research Institute, or other experienced guides to learn more about these impressive mounds. Refreshments will be served before the walk and you can tour the museum and gift shop as well. The event is free but donations are welcome. This fund-raising event is sponsored by the Friends of Crystal River State Parks. Friday tours cancelled by weather will be held on Saturday, same time.
An Open House & Expo presented by Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) from 4:00pm to 6:00pm will start the Moon Over the Mounds Series off. Inside the Crystal River Archaeological State Park museum, there will be an Archaeology Works Expo. Children and adults can experience archaeology in various ways, ranging from the methods archaeologists use to learn about the past to recreating some of the technologies of Crystal River’s earliest inhabitants. Along with the Archaeology Works activities, visitors can learn how to throw the prehistoric atlatl at targets, learn about dugout canoes and discover other aspects of prehistoric life at Crystal River.