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Miles City Field Office
Release Date: 12/09/13

BLM to host Artifact Road Show at Christmas Stroll

MILES CITY, Mont. --- The Bureau of Land Management will be hosting an Artifact Road Show as part of the Miles City Christmas Stroll starting at 3:00 p.m. and running until 8:00 p.m. Dec. 14.

The public is invited to bring in their amazing geological, paleolithic or historical curiosities and see if they can stump an archaeologist.

The BLM Miles City Field Office in conjunction with the Miles City Preservation Office, the Miles City Preservation Commission and the Custer County Historical Society will be hosting the event adjacent to the Miles City Preservation Office and in the lobby of the 519 Bank Building located at the corner of 6th and Main Street.

The public is welcome to bring their artifacts in to be analyzed by archaeological experts and discover the potential purpose, time period and possible stories behind your treasures. Professionals will also take time to discuss area history.

If you have ever found an arrowhead and wondered how old it is, or an interesting rock and wondered if it was some kind of fossil, now is your chance to get your questions answered.

For more information call BLM Archaeologist Doug Melton at 406.233.2800.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Miles City Field Office   111 Garryowen Road      Miles City, MT 59301  

Last updated: 12-10-2013