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Date: April 20, 2007
CONTACT: Mike Brown, (775) 753-0386
Email: mbrown@nv.blm.gov
ELKO FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-50

ELKO COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH EVENTS SCHEDULED

Nevada Archaeological Awareness and Historic Preservation Month will be celebrated in May and a number of events are scheduled in Elko. All events are free and the public is invited.

An Archaeology Fair will be held Saturday, May 5, 2007, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho Street in Elko. Both the Archaeology Fair and the Museum are free to the public on this day. Activities include replica Native American artifacts that may be handled, seed grinding with manos and metates, flint knapping demonstrations, bead stringing, creating rock art for kids to draw on paper and come up with their own ideas for rock art design, and various rchaeology games and puzzles.

There will be atlatl dart throwing demonstrations at California Trail Day on May 12 at the City Park behind the Museum. Participants can try their hand at throwing pears at alife-sized buffalo target and partake in simulated edible native plant harvesting and processing.

A film festival will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. on May 9, 16, 23, and 30 at Great Basin College in the Health and Sciences Building Room 107.

Local sponsors and partners for the May activities are Great Basin College; Northeastern Nevada Museum; Elko County Chapter of the Nevada Archaeological Association; and BLM Elko Field Office.

For more information about the film festival or other activities, contact Bill Fawcett or Tim Murphy at 775-753-0200 or email bfawcett@nv.blm.gov or tmurphy@nv.blm.gov.

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