International Archeology Day

Photo by Linda Gorski

Professional and avocational archeologists from the greater Houston area will mark the day by highlighting exciting discoveries in local archeology. The event will include presentations and programs about archeological excavations in the Houston area (including Dimond Knoll, discovered along the Grand Parkway), and displays of artifacts from other local sites including artifacts recovered from recent archeological surveys at the San Jacinto Battlefield.

One of the highlights of the event will be an artifact identification table in the Grand Hall, where experts will be on hand to identify items brought in by members of the public. The event will also feature a family-friendly archeology fair with interactive hands-on displays using real artifacts recovered from archeological sites — including stone tools, prehistoric pottery, animal bones and shells — flintknapping demonstrations and arts and crafts for kids focusing on the prehistoric era.

HMNS docents will man the museum touch carts from several exhibits. Attendees will receive a goody bag with handouts from participating organizations, including bookmarks, rulers, brochures and other surprises as long as supplies last.



Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030


Exhibits in main hall are free; Glassel Hall exhibits are free for museum members, but tickets are required for non-members.
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