Museum of New Mexico Media Center Press Release

Family Archaeology Sundays at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

February 17, 2016


Geared to families, this series allows visitors to learn about ancient technologies and traditional arts developed by Native peoples thousands of years ago using the natural resources around them.

All four programs are on Sundays at 1pm and free with museum admission. New Mexico residents with ID free on Sundays. Youth 16 and under and MNMF members always free. 710 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. For more information the public may call 505-476-1269 or visit

March 6: Mary Weahkee (Comanche/Santa Clara) demonstrates yucca fiber manufacturing and the ancient uses of Yucca.

March 13: Lynette Etsitty (Diné) demonstrates basket weaving.

March 20: Chuck Hannaford demonstrates the ancient art of the atlatl, primitive bow, and gear of the First Hunters. You’re invited to try your hand at throwing the atlatl (invented thousands of years before the bow and arrow and used longer by humans than any other weapon system).

March 27: Isaac Coan (Dine) demonstrates the art of flintknapping points.

Media Contact: Steve Cantrell, PR Manager, 505-476-1144,


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