DATE: May 1, 2006
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2006-42
ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH PUBLIC TOUR SCHEDULED
In celebration of Nevada Archaeological Awareness and Historic Preservation Month, at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2006, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko Field Office staff will lead a public tour to a prehistoric antelope trap and portion of the California Trail.
“The tour is free to the public,” said BLM Archaeologist Bill Fawcett. “In addition to visiting the antelope trap site and California Trail, we’ll be joining the volunteers at the National Public Lands Day in Carlin Canyon for a dutch oven lunch.”
“People should bring water, dress for the day outdoors, and come prepared to do some walking. Transportation from the BLM Elko Field office will be provided. As the number of participants will be limited, people must register ahead of time,” Fawcett continued.
To register, call Bill Fawcett by May 10. In case of bad weather, the tour will be rescheduled for the same departure time and place on May 27.
This year’s theme for the annual May activities is “Home Means Nevada.” In addition to this tour, there will be a film festival hosted at Great Basin College, a downtown Elko tour led by Carlin Trend’s archaeologist, and an archaeology fair at the Northeastern Nevada Museum. Schedules, brochures, and posters for this year’s activities for Nevada Archaeological Awareness and Historic Preservation Month are available at the BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street in Elko.
Local partners for the May activities are Carlin Trend Mining Services; Great Basin College; Northeastern Nevada Museum; Elko County Chapter of the Nevada Archaeological Association; Elko County Library; and BLM Elko Field Office.
For more information about the tour or other activities, contact Bill Fawcett or Tim Murphy at 775-753-0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .