Saturday events at Pictograph Caves, Four Dances mark Archaeology Month

2014-04-17T14:43:00Z 2014-06-26T12:11:48Z Saturday events at Pictograph Caves, Four Dances mark Archaeology MonthGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
April 17, 2014 2:43 pm  • 

In celebration of Archaeology Month the Bureau of Land Management is teaming up with Montana State Parks to host an Archaeology Day at the Four Dances Natural Area and Pictograph Cave State Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Throughout the day, experts will share the legend of Sacrifice Cliff, tales of local cowboy artist and writer Will James at the cabin bearing his name, the story of perseverance along the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, the adventures on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and lots of information on how you can get involved with history and archaeology. Lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

At Pictograph Cave State Park visitors can try their hand at the atlatl range and view artifacts, some thought to date back 7,000-9,000 years, at the new visitor center display.

The event is outdoors, so take weather into consideration and dress appropriately. Sturdy shoes are recommended to walk to the various speakers. Transportation will be available onsite at the Four Dances Natural Area to access speakers located on the slightly more vigorous trails.

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