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Wichita Tribal History Center

  Read about the Wichita Tribal History Center Opening on April 21, 2018

 

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Archaeology Day at the Wichita Tribal History Center  

ANADARKO - Ever wondered what archaeologists do? Want to learn how people make arrowheads and other stone tools? Interested in learning more about Wichita tribal history? You'll have a chance to learn about all of that and more when the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes and archaeologists with the University of Oklahoma host an Archaeology Day for members of the Anadarko community.

 

This educational event, which is open to the public with no admission charge, will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 15 at the Wichita Tribal History Center. The Wichita Tribal History Center is located one mile north of Anadarko, Okla. on U.S. Highway 281, just north of the Wichita Travel Plaza.

 

There will be plenty of archaeology-focused activities for the whole family, including flintknapping (stone tool making), atlatl (spear) throwing, an archaeological sand box "dig," and ground-penetrating radar demonstrations. Artifacts from ancestral Wichita archaeological sites will be on display, and we'll be around to answer any questions you have about archaeology.

 

Archaeologists will also be on hand to identify any artifacts or strange objects brought in. Please note that no monetary values will be set on any items.

 

Enjoy activities and learn about Wichita culture and history. For more information or accommodations, contact Sarah Trabert at strabert@ou.edu or call 405-325-2520; Gary McAdams at gary.mcadams@wichitatribe.com or call 405-247-2425, ext. 169; or email Timothy Baugh at timothy.baugh@wichitatribe.com. Large groups are requested to contact one of the listed contacts.   

 

This event is sponsored by the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey, the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma and OU Libraries.