Explore Kansas Archaeology

Come to the library this Saturday, July 9, 2-4 p.m., to meet professional Kansas archaeologists, watch a LIVE flintknapping demonstration by local flintknapper Dan Rowlinson, and see what’s in an archaeologist’s toolkit.

Kids can also explore the Kansas Historical Society’s traveling trunks with activities related to stratigraphy and Native American lodging. A variety of prehistoric and historic artifacts will be on display in Marvin Auditorium 101BC.

At 2 p.m., Virginia Wulfkuhle, Public Archeologist in the Cultural Resources Division at the Kansas Historical Society, will kick off the afternoon’s event with a 10-15 minute talk including details about the annual Kansas Archeology Training Program field school.

Explore Kansas Archaeology

Bring your questions for the experts and have a good time learning about Kansas history! Before you leave, be sure to enter a drawing for a chance to win one of two $10 gift certificates to the Chandler Booktique or two tickets to the Kansas History Museum. This family event is co-sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society.

Dan Rowlinson, flintknapper

Dan Rowlinson, flintknapper

 

 

 

Kimberly Sain

As a Public Services Specialist, in addition to Reference work I promote the Travel, Pets, and Lawn & Garden Neighborhoods, coordinate nature-themed programs for adults and families, and serve on the Big Read planning committee. My interests include exploring new travel destinations, National Parks, Alaska, hiking trails in Kansas, Colorado and Arkansas, birding, Sandhill crane migration, Monarch waystations, Kansas native plants, citizen science activities, volunteer work as a certified Kansas Master Naturalist, and reading essays about the natural environment. Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country is my all-time favorite novel.