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It’s Archaeology Day! Can ya dig it?

If mentioning Indiana Jones or Lara Croft stir up feelings of nostalgia and a thirst for adventure, you can learn how to be a true student of human history at the 5th Annual Archaeology Day. On Saturday, November 16, come out to the Bossier Parish Libraries History Center (2206 Beckett Street in Bossier City next to the Central Library). The event runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It’s a free event and open to the public.

Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day features basket, pottery and flint napping workshops, exhibits like the famous Poverty Point site and more activities for families. See Caddo Indian tools and weapons like the atlatl (spear) throwing demonstrations. Talk to real life archaeologists and learn all about the profession. Kids will enjoy arts and crafts activities and a special story time at 11:00 am. Food trucks will be on site.

Participating organizations include

  • The Louisiana Archaeological Society
  • Bossier Parish Libraries
  • The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
  • The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (National Park Service)
  • Cultural Resources Analysts, Inc.
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State University Shreveport
  • Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation
  • The Louisiana National Guard Cultural Resource Program.

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