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DIG INTO UTAH’S PAST: COME SEE HOW ARCHAEOLOGY TELLS THE STORY OF UTAH’S ANCIENT PEOPLE

For immediate release

April 28, 2014

Contact:
Geoffrey Fattah, 801.245.7205
Communications Director, Utah Dept. of Heritage and Arts

For Technical Information:  Alycia Aldrich, 801.245-7226

 

DIG INTO UTAH’S PAST
COME SEE HOW ARCHAEOLOGY TELLS THE STORY OF UTAH’S ANCIENT PEOPLE

What: Utah Archaeology Week Open House

When: Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Rio Grande Depot, 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY – Find out more about Utah’s incredible past during Utah Archaeology Week, May 3-10, 2014. Archaeological themed events will be held throughout the state to educate the public about Utah’s fabulous archaeological heritage.

On May 3, the Utah Division of State History will host the Archaeology Week Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Participants will be able to throw a special spear called an atlatl, grind corn using stone tools, make Fremont figurines, see how projectile points are made, buy Indian tacos, and much more. The event is free and open to the public.

“Archaeology Week gives the community a chance to connect to Utah’s unique past,” says Brad Westwood,Director, Utah State History. “It helps people realize that we have 13,000 plus years of human activity in Utah.  Archaeology is our heritage and should be celebrated.”

Organizations throughout Utah will be hosting additional special events during Utah Archaeology Week. For a complete listing of statewide events, please visit history.utah.gov/archaeology-week or call Deb Miller at801-245-7249 or email damiller@utah.gov.

 

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