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Making the past come to life! Exploring ancient techniques

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ATLANTA, GA - How could Native American Indians in Georgia have survived in a vast "wilderness" for thousands of years?

That question will be answered on Saturday, May 15th at The Parks at Chehaw in Albany.

Human survival long ago required mastery of the many skills to be demonstrated and explained by experts who have studied and learned them. So, if you've ever wanted to get back to basics—this program is for you!

The event is open to the public and will highlight the ancient technology of Georgia's past.

Demonstrators will show how stone tools, pottery, wooden implements, cordage, woven items – and more – were made and used. Bring the family for an opportunity to see these skills demonstrated first hand!

Also, take a tour of the ArchaeoBus, visit the kids' area, and learn how you can become a supporter of archaeology in the state of Georgia!

Throughout the month of May, organizations, museums, parks and historic sites in communities across the state are sponsoring educational programs and events to promote public awareness of the existence and value of Georgia's archaeological resources.

Governor Sonny Perdue has proclaimed May 2010 as Archaeology Month in Georgia. This year marks the 16th anniversary of The Society for Georgia Archaeology's archaeology awareness promotion, which fosters better public awareness of archaeology and a sense of stewardship for our state's archaeological sites.

This year's theme, Making the Past Come to Life! Exploring Ancient Techniques, will reach thousands of Georgians through educational materials and events.

Elsewhere, with Georgia's wide spectrum of archaeological sites—from Native American cultures dating as far back as 12,000 years to Civil War battlefields to 19th-century shipwrecks, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

To discover more about Archaeology Month 2010, please visit The Society for Georgia Archaeology web site at www.thesga.org.

The Society for Georgia Archaeology is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes archaeological preservation, research, and public education.

Source:  The Society for Georgia Archaeology

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