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Minnesota Archaeology Week at the Rice County Historical Society

Tue, Apr 13th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Meeting with collectors - Artifact Identification

Join us at the Rice County Museum for Minnesota Archaeology Week on Thursday, May 6, 2010. If you have found a stone tool, arrow head or something else you would like to have identified bring it to the Museum between 4 - 7pm, and Bruce Koenen and Dale Maul of the Minnesota Office of the State Archeologist (OSA) will be on hand to identify it. They will also present a short program on Minnesota Archaeology beginning at 7pm.

Bruce Koenen is the Research Archaeologist at OSA. He has been with OSA for fifteen years, where he maintains the state site files and does public outreach programs for the office. His interests include public archaeology and sourcing the stone used to make lithic artifacts.

Dale E. Maul is the Senior Archaeologist at Bolton & Menk, Inc. He has been an Archaeologist for 32 years, the last five for Bolton & Menk. Currently Dale is the President of Council for Minnesota Archaeology (CMA) and is Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Masters Degree Program in Archaeology at St. Clout State University. Maul was also the Rice County Historical Society's first Executive Director.

A question and answer period will follow the program with light refreshments served.

Join us Thursday, May 6th from 4 to 6pm for artifact identification with a program to follow. Admission: $1 for RCHS Members and $3 for Non-members, 1814 Northwest Second Avenue, Faribault MN. Please call (507) 332-2121 to make reservations or for additional information.

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