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Plan your calendar! July 2016   Jul 2 - “Catch Rod Knapping”, 11:00am - 2:00pm at Welch Station access (Cannon Valley Trail), Welch Village, MN  Jul 5 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend!  Jul 7-11 - Hairy Mosquito Knap-in & Rendezvous, “Catch Rod Knapping” on Jul 9, near Milaca, MN Jul 9 - A New Look at the Carvings, Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey, MN (see below) Jul 16 - Archaeology Day - Jeffers Petroglyphs, Confrey, MN, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (see below) Jul 16 - Tracing the Copper Timeline: Old Copper Culture in the Minnesota Arrowhead, 1pm - 2pm, Gooseberry Falls State Park (see below) Jul 23 - A New Look at the Carvings, Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey, MN (see below) Jul 24 - Ceramics: Getting Your Hands Dirty, Boulder Lake Reservoir (see below) Jul 29 - Day of Archaeology, check for events in your area. Jul 30 - Make a Spearthrower Day - Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey, MN (see below) Jul 30 - Archaeology for Kids, One Day Camp, Historic Fort Snelling. See: http://www.mnhs.org/event/1014  August 2016  Aug 2 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend! Aug 6 - “Catch Rod Knapping”, 11:00am - 2:00pm at Welch Station access (Cannon Valley Trail), Welch Village, MN (https://cannonvalleytrail.com/voices-of-the-valley/)   Aug 6 - A New Look at the Carvings, Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey, MN (see below) Aug 12 to 14 - Lake Benton, MN, Fremont Days, Te Tonka Ha Rendezvous (and Knap-in)  Aug 17 to 21 - Heritage Days, Crosby, MN Aug 28 - Copper: Red Metal Pounding, Boulder Lake Reservoir (see below) September 2016 Sep 6 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm, Ft. Snelling History Center, All MAS members are welcome to attend! Sep - Minnesota Archaeology Week is coming ! Watch for dates and further information. Upcoming MAS Meetings: Oct 4 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm Nov 1 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm Dec 6 - MAS Board Meeting at 7pm Upcoming Northern Lake Archaeological Society Meetings: Most NLAS meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (Sept - May).  Meetings are held at the Superior Public Library from 7-8:30 pm unless otherwise noted. All meeting are free and open to the public.  For more information, call Duluth Archaeology Center at 218/624-5489 or email archcenter@aol.com or visit http://www.dulutharchaeologycenter.com/page8.html Other Upcoming Events:  Jul 7-11 - Hairy Mosquito Knap-in & Rendezvous,  Flintknappers & Artisans demonstrate their craft.  Come and see Rod knapping on Jul 9.  For further information (http://www.hairymosquito.com/events.html) Jul 9, 23 & Aug 6  - A New Look at the Carvings (5:00pm - 7:00pm) at Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey, MN. Explore the rock face in bare feet to see some of the newly uncovered petroglyphs that are located away from the regular path. Visitors can explore on their own, but an interpreter will be available to answer questions and direct visitors to carvings.  For directions and cost: 507-682-5591 (jefferspetroglyphs@mnhs.org) Jul 16 - Archaeology Day (1:00pm - 4:00) at Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey, MN. Discover firsthand how archaeologists study artifacts from the past. For directions and cost: 507-628-5591 Jul 16 - Tracing the Copper Timeline: Old Copper Culture in the Minnesota Arrowhead (lecture), 1pm - 2pm at Gooseberry Falls State Park.  Imagine finding a piece of 99% pure copper. Over 7,000 years ago, the post-Ice Age hunter/gatherers found such pieces along the North Shore. Join expert Larry Furo as he shares the history of the Old Copper Culture. Follow copper's tale from chunk to tool. Track the development of spearpoints, tools and decorative objects as we create a historical timeline of the Minnesota's Arrowhead Region. Begins in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Jul 24, & Aug 28 -  The Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center on Boulder Lake Reservoir will present their summer archaeology legacy series (sponsored by Minnesota Power). This year the theme is "The Nitty-Gritty of Prehistoric Technology" and will focus on several technologies that produce artifacts.  Discussion will include both the types of artifacts that are produced and the technology that produced them. Presentations are 1-3 PM on the Sundays. Please meet in the basement of the Boulder Center building on Boulder Lake Dam Road rain or shine.  Jul 30 - Make a Spearthrower Day (1:00pm - 4:00) at Jeffers Petroglyphs, Comfrey, MN. Learn about the atlatl, or spearthrower. For directions and cost: 507-628-5591 Sep - Minnesota Archaeology Week -watch for dates and further information. Oct 15 - International Archaeology Day - check for upcoming events and details
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