Archaeology Day

Saturday, August 19, 2017 10am – 4pm at Serpent Mound

Event is free with $8/vehicle parking fee. Event is under shelter – rain or shine.
Join us for a day full of Native American demonstrations and displays!! BRING YOUR ARTIFACTS, an artifact expert will be on site to identify any artifacts. Demonstrations will be done throughout the day and artifact displays will be set up throughout the park. Native American games and face painting will be available for all children.

Presentations To Be Announced


Ancient Artifacts on Display

Artifact experts will be on site to share their amazing collections with the public. Learn about over 10,000 years of Ohio’s history!

Ancient American Tools

Living history reenactors will discuss ancient tools and implements, including demonstrations on how to use pump drills and fire bows.

Artifact Identification Booth

BRING YOUR ARTIFACTS!! Experts will be on hand to interpret your artifacts. Who made that old arrowhead your grandfather found in his field? Bring your collection to find out!

Flint Knapping

Flint Knapping is the process of shaping flint. Watch as Harold Elam demonstrates this skill during the day.

Atlatl Demonstrations

An Atlatl is a tool used to throw spears. Watch and join Vince Schuler demonstrate this skill throughout the day.

Ancient Pottery

Pottery became very important when ancient American Indians started to live in settlements. See how it was created.

Colonial Life and First Contact 

A living history reenacter colonial garb and with an original Kentucky Long Rifle talks about life on the frontier, and the Indian wars of the 18th century.

Native American Kid Games

Staff will be on site to engage children in Native American Games as well as painting faces.