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Date:  April 23, 2009
Contact: Mark Jacobsen (406) 233-2831

BLM Hosts Archaeology Day 

MILES CITY, Mont. --- The Bureau of Land Management Miles City Field Office is hosting Archaeology Day, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Matthews Recreation Area located about nine miles northeast of Miles City on Valley Drive East.

The public is invited to attend. Activities will include flint knapping demonstrations, atlatl throwing and other cultural events.

In the event of inclement weather, the activity will be held at the BLM Miles City Field Office located at 111 Garryowen Road, in Miles City.

The occasion commemorates Montana’s Archaeology Month which is sponsored jointly by the Montana Archaeological Society, the Montana State Historical Preservation Office, the BLM and other federal agencies, as well as private cultural resource consulting firms.

For additional information, contact BLM Archaeologist Doug Melton at 233-2847.