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Oct 20, 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Annual Intíl Archaeology Day Celebration
at the Center for NM Archaeology

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Please note this program takes place at the Center for NM Archaeology, located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, off the Caja Del Rio exit of 599. This event is free and open to all!

Join us for our annual family-oriented Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA)!

CNMA opens it doors to the public to learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands on activities and demonstrations, including:

  • atlatl throwing

  • bow and arrow shooting

  • yucca fiber string production

  • live pottery firings

  • coiled basketry

  • tours of the CNMA

This is also a great opportunity to view Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies, which "explores the importance of birds in Native American culture, as well how birds are addressed or studied in the field of archaeology," said Diana Sherman, MIAC Assistant Collections Manager and Exhibit Curator. "The exhibit [also] informs the visitor about birds in general and their great significance and amazing adaptability."

Make sure to tour the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (the storage facility for New Mexico’s archaeological collections), the research laboratories for the Office of Archaeological Studies, and meet the archaeologists behind the excavations at the Palace of the Governors, the Civic Center, Railyard, Santa Fe County Courthouse, and many other locations throughout the state.

For more information, contact Andy Albertson at 476-1271 , Andrew.Albertson@state.nm.us

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