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By Carissa Sitki
The Center for American Archaeology (CAA) is holding their Archaeology Day, this Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is located at 598 Stage St. in Kampsville.
Those who attend the event will spend the day exploring the 12,000-year history of west central Illinois through hands-on activities, informational exhibits, and presentations about the current research being done by CAA archaeologists.
The event will include a special guest funded through a Two Rivers Art Council Grant, A.J. Hendershott. He will demonstrate the cutting of oak splints and present his work making baskets with natural materials.
Additionally, Kathy Dickerson of the Kiowa tribe will be present, demonstrating Native American beadwork, ceramic firing and making, finger-weaving, lectures, and tours of the German Site, a late Woodland site offering exciting information about people of that time period as well as more about the people who lived in the tributary valleys.
The CAA will also host an ISAC atlatl throwing (spear-throwing) competition as part of the activities.