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, 2017.
From 10:00 until 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, a panel discussion titled “Archaeology in Dubois County” will feature archaeologists, 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 10:30 until 11:00 a.m., Derrick Haas will discuss how native peoples were able to produce stone tools and weapons from locally available resources.
From 11:00 a.m. until noon, Dr. Rick Jones, Retired State Archaeologist artifacts brought to the museum. The public is invited to bring in arrowheads and spear points to have them identified. Kenny Hochgesang and Derrick Haas will also be present to talk to the public about artifacts.
The museum will be open normal hours on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Free archaeology materials will be available and archaeology T-shirts will be for sale. The public is invited to visit the museum’s Native American and Archaeology Exhibit “People of the Woodlands.” Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $3 for high school students, $2 for middle and elementary students, and children under age 4 are free.
The museum is located at 2704 N. Newton Street (Hwy 231) in Jasper. For more information, contact Mary Ann Hayes at (812) 482-2847 or [email protected].