September is Archaeology Month in Indiana.  In cooperation with the
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and
Archaeology, the Dubois County Museum will present a special archaeology
program on Saturday, September 9, 2023.

From 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, a panel discussion titled
“Archaeology in Dubois County” will feature archaeologist, Dr. Rick Jones,
along with local collectors, Kenny Hochgesang and Derrick Haas.
The purpose of the panel is to learn about the Native Americans who lived
in this area for more than 12,000 years from the artifacts they left behind.
Local collectors will share their knowledge of the type of artifacts and
the notable artifacts discovered in Dubois County.  The archaeologists will
interpret the artifacts based on the latest scientific knowledge of prehistoric
Native Americans.
The goal of the panel discussion is to gain a greater understanding and
appreciation of the earliest people who lived in this area.  As the local
collectors share their knowledge with archaeologists, the information will be
added to the recorded history of the area.

From 11:00 a.m. until noon, Dr. Rick Jones, Retired State Archaeologist, will
identify artifacts brought to the museum.  The public is invited to bring in
arrowheads and spear points.  Kenny Hochgesang and Derrick Haas will also
be present to talk to the public about Native American artifacts.


The museum will be open as usual on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The public is invited to visit the Native American and Archaeology
Exhibit —  “People of the Woodlands”, in the Dubois County Museum.

For information, please contact Cheryl Sermersheim, Archaeology Day Coordinator, at 812-634-7733
or [email protected].