The Summer Archaeology Field School Team has left for the summer but there are still lots of things to do. Hannah, our archaeologist intern, is giving tours of the dig site and her knowledge and enthusiasm are amazing! Children love the Kids Dig, it's our most popular acitivity. They love finding the arrowheads, but imagine the sheer joy when they uncover a large bison bone! Danika, Zeke and Joseph are giving atlatl lessons while Eric, Dennis and Lynette are giving awesome tours of the museum. Our volunteers are making sure that our living exhibit, Audrey's Garden, is well tended. In fact, right now it is in full bloom. The signs are in place, identifying the plants and their uses. Come on to the Village and spend some time with us! We promise you will have a great time!One more thing - please don't leave your four legged family members in your vehicles. We are pet friendly! And a walk on our lake trail might be just what they need after the long drive.
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3200 Indian Village Road
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
Just 5 minutes northwest of the Corn Palace!
Another fascinating dig season! The team uncovered an intact bison skeleton this summer. The remains of a juvenile bison were beneath it! These animals are approximately 1,000 years old. We learn much from their remains, for example, we learned how the first people butchered the bison. Many other interesting artifacts, such as beads, drill points and more, were uncovered this season.