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Amazing Story of Maize in South Dakota

Michael Wanous mike_wanous at augie.edu
Fri Jun 13 10:41:45 EST 2003

Maize community:

I am forwarding this announcement of "The Amazing Story of Maize"
exhibit at the Mitchell, South Dakota Archeodome.  If you happen to
be passing through South Dakota (on the way to the Black Hills?),
this would be an interesting thing to stop and see.  The Archeodome
is a permanent geodesic dome built over an archeological dig of an
Indian village.  Plus they have the new exhibit on Maize, and June
21-22 is Archeology Adventure week.  Mitchell is also the home of the
"Corn Palace", so this is a fun stop for Maize people.

Happy vacationing!
Mike Wanous

>Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 14:16:02 -0500
>From: "Lynette Rossum" <lrossum at wise.augie.edu>
>To: "Everyone Everyone" <Everyone at wise.augie.edu>
>Subject: Dig This!
>Your friendly archeologists would like to extend an invitation to the
>Augustana community to visit us at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian
>Village as we celebrate the annual Archeology Adventure weekend.
>A crew will be excavating in the Archeodome, where you can also view a
>new exhibit, "The Amazing Story of Maize," and even wash some artifacts
>! Skilled artisans will also be creating pottery, flintknapping,
>constructing bows, and demonstrating other aspects of past lifeways.
>Adults and kids can take part in the atlatl spear throwing, and make
>your own pottery and rock art rubbings. We promise educational fun for
>the whole family!
>The events take place Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 5
>p.m. Admission to the site and museum (located on the shores of Lake
>Mitchell) is $3.00; children under 6 are free.
>This program is made possible by grants from the SD Office of History,
>the SD Archaeological Society and the SD Humanities Council, an
>affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
>Call the Arch Lab if you have questions - 5493.
>We hope you can join us!
>Arch Lab staff

The whole phone # would be 605-274-5493.

Michael K. Wanous, Ph.D.        2001 S. Summit Ave.
Assistant Professor            Sioux Falls, SD  57197  USA
Department of Biology            phone: 605-274-4712
Augustana College            fax:   605-274-4718
                     email: mike_wanous at augie.edu


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