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MDAH is committed to public education and awareness programs that promote the preservation of Mississippi’s prehistoric and historic archaeological resources.  Staff archaeologists make site visits, present demonstrations and lectures to the public and at professional meetings, assist in organizing public events and activities such as Mississippi Archaeology Month, and prepare several types of publications including the MDAH Archaeological Report Series and the Visitors Guide to Mounds in Mississippi.

The Mississippi Archaeology Expo is held once a year on a Saturday during Archaeology Month in October.  The Expo is a day-long special event featuring educational and fun activities for all ages, such as demonstrations of archaeological techniques as well as prehistoric and historic lifeways. Rain or shine. Free and open to the public. Activities include:

Artifact Identification (Bring your artifacts!)

Flintknapping (Stone tool making)

Prehistoric Technology Stations

Artifact Displays

Pottery Design/Making

Ground-Penetrating Radar Demonstration

Atlatl (Spear Throwing) Demonstration

Rock Art Wall

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Tribal Social Dancing & Chanting

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Storytellers

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Tribal Basket Making & Clothing/Bead Crafts

Civil War Re-enactors

Demonstration Dig for Kids!

Plus much more!!!

If you would like to become more involved in Mississippi Archaeology, join the Mississippi Archaeological Association.

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