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Archaeology Day at Upton State Forest

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturday November 2, 2019

Upton- Saturday November 2, 2019, learn how to think like an archaeologist, excavate a test unit, screen for and identify artifacts, and document and record soil levels.  Other activities focus on the extensive and rich peopling of the area dating back thousands of years. 

Find out why this place was and is so special to the First People of Massachusetts. Learn how to use a bow-drill, grind corn with a mortar and pestle, use stone tools, weave a fish net, make a ceramic pot in the traditional indigenous way, and even try your hand (arm) at throwing an atlatl!

Appropriate for all ages, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Reasonable accommodations available upon advance request. 

For more information call

Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park Visitor Center at 508-278-7604

or DCR Staff Archaeologist Ellen Berkland at 617-626-1377.