Discover Kansas Archaeology @ your library

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library hosts Discover Kansas Archaeology from 2pm to 3:30pm Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Marvin Auditorium 101BC. Take a walk through prehistoric displays, examine an archaeologist’s toolkit and find out what an archaeologist does after discovering an artifact.

Marvin Auditorium will take on a fair feel with tables for sponsor organizations, including the Kansas Historical Society, Professional Archaeologists of Kansas, Kansas Anthropological Association and, of course, the library. Dan Rowlinson, Kansas Anthropological Association member and flintknapper, will demonstrate flintknapping (making stone tools), answer questions and explain how those tools would have been used.

Bring your questions for professionals, learn how you can go on an archaeological dig and browse our display of related books. Come and go as you please and bring the kids. Don’t forget to stop by the display in the rotunda to see artifacts courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society.

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