The Sam Bell Maxey House, a State Historic Site in Paris, is celebrating Texas Archeology Month on Oct. 8, featuring free activities for kids from 3-4 p.m.
Activities set for this Saturday at the Sam Bell Maxey House include:
- Mini Dig: How do archeologists find what objects ancient humans left behind? In this hands-on activity, participants will investigate a mini “archaeological site” in a shoebox to carefully excavate the site and record artifacts they find
- Flint Sorting: Participants will identify different flint tools used by prehistoric people. What was each type of flint used for?
- Maxey House Artifact Matching Game: Match photos of actual Maxey House archeology artifacts!
- Pinch Pots: This is an archeology activity classic! Go home with your very own pot made at the Maxey House
For more information on Texas Archeology Month events around the state, visit the Texas Historic Commission’s site here.
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