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Nevada State Museum’s Family Fun Saturday program explores American Indians

Attendees of Nevada State Museum’s Family Fun Saturday program will explore a wickiup, or shelter used by native peoples of the Great Basin.
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“Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter,” the program for this months Family Fun Saturday event at the Nevada State Museum, will focus on American Indian cultures of the Great Basin, with an emphasis on archaeological methods for learning about ways shelters were used in the past.

“Project Archaeology” is a nationally approved curriculum for introducing the concepts of archaeological investigation to children. Through a series activities, children and adults will learn about classification, context, chronology, mapping and how archaeological sites are formed. NDOT archaeologist Sabra Gilbert-Young will talk about how to make string cordage and participants may also create a design with rock art stencils. BLM archaeologist, Kristin Bowen, will help with activities and curator of education Deborah Stevenson will facilitate.

The program, geared for ages 10 and up, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. No reservations are needed.

For more information, email dstevenson@nevadaculture.org, or call 775-687-4810, ext. 237.