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Archaeology Day at Maudsley State Park

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Maudsley State Park
74 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 1950 United States


Be an archaeologist for the day!  Learn how to think like an archaeologist…excavate a test unit, screen for and identify artifacts, and document and record soil levels.  Other activities focus on the extensive and rich peopling of the area dating back thousands of years.  Find out why this place was and is so special to the First People of Massachusetts. Learn how to use a bow-drill, grind corn with a mortar and pestle, weave a fishing net, make a ground stone-tool fishing weight, make a ceramic pot in the traditional indigenous way, play the game of Hubhub, or even try your hand (arm) at throwing an atlatl!   Visitors are welcome to bring an artifact for the experts to identify. The event is free and there is plenty of parking. Bring water (and work gloves if excavating and screening).

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Details

Date:
October 6, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
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Contact

Ellen Berkland
Phone:
(617)626-1377
Email:
ellen.berkland@state.ma.us

Venue

Maudsley State Park
74 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 1950 United States
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