Public Outreach and Education
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
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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