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Archeology Family Day

October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Willow Wild Cemetery
1220 W. 7th St
Bonham, TX 75418 United States


Our event is for families, especially children. Our objective is to make it fun and interesting to students
and their parents. Our activities include 1) grinding corn with mano & metate to show how natives
prepared food even before the Comanches tribes 2) hunt for fossils in our large sand pit that we’ve
hidden fossiles 3) will make fossile jewelry like necklaces out of pieces of horned coral found abundantly
at Lake Brownwood and 4) make fossile molds from clay. We will have an expert show how to knap
arrowheads from flint rocks. Another demonstration of how to use rocks to make fire. Each child will
take home an arrowhead, fossil jewelry and real fossils from their own person “dig’. This event will be in
the Museum’s Center for Education Building. Families may tour the Museum’s buildings before or after.
In downtown Brownwood, lots of parking area.

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Details

Date:
October 12, 2019
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/texas-archeology-month

Contact

Texas Historical Commission
Phone:
903-583-5558
Email:
Kathy.Lathen@thc.texas.gov

Venue

Willow Wild Cemetery
1220 W. 7th St
Bonham, TX 75418 United States
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