Edge of the Cedars ‘Archaeology Day’ May 5

The Cedars Museum boasts an extensive collection of black on white pottery. Courtesy photo

The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum will host “Archaeology Day” on May 4, a Saturday.

The event is a celebration of the rich archaeological heritage of southeast Utah and features demonstrations, hands-on activities, lectures and guided tours of the ruins, according to a statement from the park.

There will be demonstrations in pottery making, traditional Pueblo weaving, flint knapping, and basketry.

Learn skills of the area’s earliest inhabitants. Try a hand at tossing an atlatl (prehistoric dart thrower).

Speaker Connie Massingale at 11 a.m. will give a presentation on the use of red ochre throughout human history.

The Edge of the Cedars museum complex features many ruins from an ancestral puebloan village on site. Courtesy photo

Speaker Richard Friedman at 2 p.m. will present “Using Computer Technology to Aid in the Identification, Documentation, and Visualization of the Chacoan Landscape.”

Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so bring the family and friends and plan to stay the day, museum officials urge.

Admission is free. Food will be available for purchase.

The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum is located at 660 West and 400 North in Blanding.

For more information call 435-678-2238.