Tuesday, September 22, 2015

October Events!

October is Oklahoma Archaeology Month!  

There are SO MANY wonderful events coming up.  I have highlighted a few below, but for the full list visit facebook.com/archaeologymonth.

Tuesday, October 6th - Sam Noble Museum, Norman:

Don't forget the next Cleveland County chapter meeting of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society! Dr. Elizabeth Horton will be presenting on Motifs and Iconography in the Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles and Basketry of Southeastern Societies, as part the fall speaker series History and Heritage: Indigenous Traditions of Oklahoma and the Southeast.  The series will complement an exhibit at the Sam Noble Museum titled Collision & Creation: Indigenous Arts of the Americas, 1890-2015.

Saturday, October 3rd - Pryor - Ask an Archaeologist Workshop

Have you ever wondered about the unusual rock you found in your backyard?  What about an arrowhead you discovered on a hike?  Now is your chance to ask an archeologist and find an answer!

On Saturday, October 3, Dr. Robert Brooks, State Archeologist and Director of the Oklahoma Archeological Survey, will be in Pryor to evaluate items from prehistoric Oklahoma.  At 10 a.m., Brooks will present from “Mounds to Mammoths,” a look at Oklahoma’s prehistoric past.  Then, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. he will answer questions about items that the public brings in for evaluation. Please note that monetary appraisals will not be given. 

The event will take place at 216 East Graham in Pryor. Both events are free and open to the public.

For additional information on the event, please contact David Pettyjohn at (405) 525-5325 or david@preservationok.org

Saturday, October 10th - Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur - Paleo-Indian Symposium

Dr. Briggs Buchanan, University of Tulsa—Clovis to Folsom Transition
Dr. Brian Andrews, Rogers State University—Folsom in the western slope of the Rockies
Dr. Lee Bement, Oklahoma Archeological Survey—Folsom in the southern Plains

Each speaker will be discussing their work in the Paleo-Indian field.  The panel will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until 3:00 PM.  Questions from the audience will be fielded.  Panel will be at the Holisso Research Center. Admission is free. For more information, contact Dr. TImothy Baugh at timothy.baugh@chickasaw.net. 

Saturday, October 24th - Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur - 18th Century Southeast Indian Beadwork

Dr. Brad Lieb, Chickasaw Nation Tribal Archaeologist, "Eighteenth Century Trade Beads among  the Chickasaw Indians." 

Time TBA. Panel will be at the Holisso Research Center. Admission is free. For more information, contact Dr. Timothy Baugh at timothy.baugh@chickasaw.net.