Oklahoma Archeology Month Set for October

Thu, October 1, 20158:00 AM

Red Dirt Digging: Oklahoma Archaeology Month Activities Set for October

Norman – This October, discover Oklahoma’s past with events across the state for Oklahoma Archaeology Month, with tours of archaeological sites and historic building; demonstrations of prehistoric flint-knapping and hunting techniques; hands-on excavation activities; and much more planned.

Oklahoma Archaeology Month will put the archaeology and history of Oklahoma in the spotlight as archaeologists and museums across the state host special events for public audiences. Sponsors for the month include the Oklahoma Anthropological Society; Oklahoma Archeological Survey; Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office; and University of Oklahoma Anthropology Department. The goal is to increase awareness of the diverse archaeological and cultural preservation projects that blanket the state and to promote public involvement in archaeology.

From Ponca City to Lawton, from Spiro to Guymon, and many places in-between, archaeologists from all sectors — federal, state, tribal, academic, cultural resource management — will share their knowledge and experiences with the communities they serve through these fun and interactive events. To find out what exciting archaeology-centric events are in your area, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/archaeologymonth, or contact Stephanie Stutts (sastutts@ou.edu).