Archaeology day planned at Wickliffe Mounds

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Kentucky state parks

WICKLIFFE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky State Parks is hosting an Archaeology Day next month at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site.

A statement from the agency says the Sept. 21 event in western Kentucky will include demonstrations and hands-on educational activities about archaeology. Some of the family-friendly activities will include a mock excavation for children, an artifact laboratory station, spear and atlatl throwing, a stickball game area, basket weaving and a drum circle.

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Wickliffe Mounds is an archaeological site of a Native American village of the Mississippian culture, which flourished 1,000 years ago.

The event is sponsored in part by the Kentucky Heritage Council.