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at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Come join the Houston Archeological Society, Rice University Archeology, the Texas Department of Transportation and other organizations at the Houston Museum of Natural Science as we celebrate International Archeology Day on Saturday, October 18th, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Museum’s Glassell and Grand Halls.

A collection of dart and arrow points collected during the
1930s and 1940s will be on display
Professional and avocational archeologists from all over the greater Houston area will mark the day by highlighting exciting discoveries in local archeology. The event will include artifact identification, presentations and programs about archeological excavations in the Houston area including Dimond Knoll, discovered along the Grand Parkway and excavations at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site and displays of artifacts from other local sites, including a large collection of prehistoric stone tools recovered along Buffalo Bayou and artifacts recovered from recent archeological surveys at the San Jacinto Battlefield.

Linda and Lenore
Dr. Jason Barrett and Chris Ringstaff

“We’ve been talking about putting on this event for several years and are excited that we are finally able to offer it to the public,” said Dr. August Costa of Rice University and one of the organizers of the event. “One of the highlights of the event will be our artifact identification table in the Grand Hall of the Museum, where experts including Dr. Jason W. Barrett, TxDOT Archeologist and Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, HMNS Curator of Anthropology, will be on hand to identify items brought in by members of the public. We encourage participants to bring in their collections and learn more about what they’ve recovered.”

Aerial view of recent excavations at the San Felipe de
Austin State Historic Site

The event will also feature a family-friendly archeology fair with interactive hands-on displays using real artifacts recovered from archeological sites, including stone tools, prehistoric pottery, and animal bone and shell, flintknapping demonstrations by Dr. August Costa of Rice University Archeology and Chris Ringstaff, TxDOT Archeologist, and arts and crafts for kids focusing on the prehistoric era. HMNS docents will man the Museum touch carts from several exhibits, including Egypt, Hall of the Americas and Paleontology and Human Evolution. Attendees will receive a goody bag with handouts from participating organizations, including bookmarks, rulers, brochures and other surprises while supplies last.

Exhibits in the Grand Hall of the museum will be free of charge. Additional exhibits in Glassell Hall will be free for HMNS members but will require an entry ticket for others. For more information contact Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at, or Linda Gorski, president of the Houston Archeological Society at



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