Experimental Archaeology at Parkin Archeological State Park
October 26, 2012
Parkin Archeological State Park celebrated National Archeology Day by offering a primitive pottery workshop. The park interpreters dug local clay and processed it prior to the event, and also burned mussel shell for temper. The participants received a presentation on American Indian Pottery and learned about the steps taken to prepare the clay. The participants then spent the rest of the day creating coil pots with inspiration from the many vessels at the museum as well as from books that were available focused on pottery from the ancient Southeast. The pots will be fired at a later date.
More Collaborating Organizations have joined us for International Archaeology Day 2014!
We are so excited to be celebrating International Archaeology Day again this year on October 18, 2014 to raise awareness for archaeology and provide opportunities for the public to participate in archaeological activities.
In preparation for IAD 2014, we just set up a new webpage with precomposed e-mail invitations that you can easily send to your contacts.