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Archaeological Artifact Identification Workshop


Archaeological Artifact Identification Workshop.

Hosted by the Dodge County Historical Museum, 105 Park Ave (the Old Williams Free Library). Saturday, February 28th. 11:00 AM-4:00 pm.

Workshop lead by archaeologists: Kurt A. Sampson, Director and Curator of the DCHS & President — Wisconsin Archeological Society, and Christopher D. Veit - Archaeologist

This workshop will focus on and include:

- Learn how to properly identify arrowheads and other types of ancient stone tools commonly found in Wisconsin and the Upper Great Lake Region.

- Learn to properly identify the most common types of lithic (stone) material types used in the manufacture of a variety of ancient stone tools in WI.

- Learn how to properly record and report archaeological sites found in the state.

- View numerous examples of each known artifact type in the extensive DCHS museum collection.

- Area avocational artifact collectors are encouraged to bring in their private collections for identification and sharing.

- View Archaeological related exhibits in the DCHS which include: The Persha Mammoth, Dodge County Effigy Mound sites, and Dodge County artifacts on display from the Snyder and Persia collections.

- Learn about the various resources available to help in artifact and site Identification.

Please Note:

This is NOT an archaeological artifact trade show. Archaeological Code of Ethics: Absolutely no trading, selling, or buying of artifacts will be allowed at this workshop. This is strictly an educational workshop.

Space is limited so please call ahead at the numbers listed above. Regional Avocational Archaeologists are encouraged to share and display their interesting collections. For more information, contact Kurt Sampson at 920-887-1266 or 414-405-4367

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