Event marking Archaeology Day 2015 comes to Lansing

Courtesy: Michigan Historical Center

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A free event in Lansing will explore what archaeologists are digging into across Michigan, from the northwestern Upper Peninsula to the southwestern Lower Peninsula and the Great Lakes in between.

Archaeology Day 2015 will be celebrated Saturday at the Michigan Historical Center with exhibits, talks and activities. State archaeologist Dean Anderson says attendees will get a glimpse into the work at roughly 20,000 recorded archaeological sites.

Presentations will feature work at Keweenaw County’s Cliff Mine, animal bone found in Marquette and Berrien counties and the search for the Griffin shipwreck missing since 1679.

Organizers say children can attempt to hit a deer target with a spear thrower used by hunters thousands of years ago. They also can take part in mock excavations and make clay pinch pots.

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