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Archaeological awareness event set for Saturday

RINGWOOD – Area residents can try their hand at throwing an atlatl and pretend they are on a prehistoric big-game hunt Saturday as the McHenry County Conservation District highlights archaeological awareness.

The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. at Glacial Park’s Powers-Walker House in Ringwood.

Archaeologists will describe how prehistoric technologies are discovered and interpreted and will share a timeline of the prehistoric past.

Artifacts will be on display, including some found at the Powers-Walker House.

Children can dig for buried treasures. Stone grinding and other prehistoric skills also will be demonstrated.

A mounted cavalryman will explain the archaeology of Little Big Horn. Attendees can bring in arrowheads (points) or prehistoric tools for identification by professional archaeologists.

The program is free and registration is not required.

For information, call the Prairieview Education Center at 815-479-5779 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.

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