2012 Archaeology Fair: Learning About the PastOctober 2012
The 2012 Archaeology Fair was a rousing success this year! The weather was picture-perfect for a great day at Bob Woodruff Park in Plano. Families lined up early to work with Geo-Marine archaeologists in the hands-on excavation area. Archaeology Land activities included face-painting, corn husk doll making, corn grinding, a petroglyph wall, painted pebbles, pottery design, and cordage bracelets. The tot-dig area was very popular, with many a great find being made by budding “junior archaeologists.”
The highlight of the event was the performances by the Bear Claw Singers, a Native American drummer and singer group who shared their considerable talents with a crowd of over 400 people. Guided tours of the nearby creek, atl-atl throwing, and educational talks and signage gave the public a better sense of why archaeology, history, and cultural diversity are important in their lives.