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El Paso Museum of Archaeology to Celebrate Texas Archaeology Month

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is celebrating Texas Archaeology Month with a number of free, family-friendly activities at the museum throughout October.

“Texas Archaeology Month and International Archaeology Day provide us with a great opportunity to introduce people to this science with activities that will let them get their hands dirty,” said Director of the El Paso Museum of Archaeology Jeff Romney.

The following activities will be held during October:

Public tours, archery and atl-atl demonstrations, film screenings of Ancient America: The Southwest.

Saturday, October 1

10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Public tours, archery and atl-atl demonstrations

Saturday, October 8

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

International Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 15

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activities for all ages including flint knapping, pinch-pot making, table-top excavations, atlatl throwing, and Tigua bread sampling. Film screening of Ancient America: The Southwest at 1 p.m. Learn about zoo archaeology at 2:30 p.m. through a lecture by Alex Mares, who will discuss the cultural impact experienced from the domestication and use of horses by the Navajo

Public tours, archery and atl-atl demonstrations
Saturday, October 22

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit the El Paso Museum of Archaeology online at http://archaeology.elpasotexas.gov/  or call (915) 755-4332.

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