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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Archaeology Week: Utah’s Heritage (May 5 - 12)

The contents of the press release attachment are the same as the contents of this email.  
For Immediate Release
April 12, 2012

Alycia Aldrich
Utah State History
(801) 533-3556 or aaldrich@utah.gov
Geoffrey Fattah
Communications Director
Utah Department of Community and Culture
(801) 245-7205 or gfattah@utah.gov

Learn About Utah’s Past and Have Fun While Doing It
Archaeology Week:  Utah’s Heritage

Find out more about Utah’s incredible ancient past and how the past can shed light on some of today’s issues – and interact with archaeologists from the government and private sector during Archaeology Week: Utah’s Heritage, May 5 – 12, 2012. Events throughout the week include an annual open house, workshops and statewide events.

“Archaeology Week gives the community a chance to connect to Utah’s unique past,” says Wilson G. Martin, Acting Director, State History. “It helps people realize that archaeology is our heritage and should be celebrated.”

May 5th – Archaeology Week Open House 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visitors will be able to throw a spear with an atlatl, grind corn using stone tools, make crafts, see how spearheads and baskets were made, buy Navajo tacos, and much more.  Free and open to the public. Utah State History, Rio Grande Depot, 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.  

Organizations throughout Utah will be hosting additional special events during Archaeology Week.  For a complete listing of statewide events, go to www.history.utah.gov or call Lori Hunsaker at  801-533-3555 or email lhunsaker@utah.gov
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State History serves the citizens of Utah by helping to make history accessible, exciting, and relevant—and integral to the economy and culture of the state. State History is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture (www.community.utah

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