Dig into the past at Edmonds Museum May 4

Archaeologists to converge in town
Apr 27, 2018
Courtesy of: Edmonds Historical Museum Who knows what the story of this bottle is? Find out during “Archaeology at Night” at the Edmonds Historical Museum.

If you’ve ever wanted to mingle with professional archaeologists – sorry, no Indiana Jones – mark Friday, May 4 on your calendar.

It’s the Edmonds Historical Museum’s “Archaeology at Night,” billed as an after-hours exploration of local history from 5-8 p.m. Local state, federal, tribal and professional archaeologists will be on hand to showcase projects and artifacts collected in the greater Puget Sound area and to offer artifact identification.

“Our aim is to engage and encourage curiosity while connecting people with their own heritage,” said Emily Scott, an archaeologist and member of the Edmonds Historical Association.

“This event associates people with the archeology of the area, and hopefully solves a few mysteries regarding those quirky items passed down in families or found in the garage. Artifact identification is a fun way to learn about those tangible and touchable items often kept behind museum walls and exhibits.”

In addition to Scott, presenters include Jennifer Ferris, Kara Kanaby, Bob Kopperl, Philippe D. LeTourneau, Neal Endacott and Dennis E. Lewarch,

The public is encouraged to bring in a maximum of two items for artifact identification – stone tools (chipped or ground stone), animal bones and other faunal items, glass bottles or vessels, ceramics, and other mysterious historic items.

No value or authentications will be given at this event – artifact identification is for educational purposes only. This all-ages event is free and open to the public.

The Edmonds Historical Museum is at 118 Fifth Ave. N, Edmonds. For more information about this event and to read more about “Archaeology at Night” presenters, go to www.HistoricEdmonds.org.

 

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