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Oklahoma Archaeology Month will be marked with two events on the hill.

Brian Andrews, an assistant professor at Rogers State University, is hosting two events on campus.

Andrews teaches anthropology and archaeology and will be lending that expertise to anyone interested in learning more about archaeology in general, or a specific find.

"The first event, scheduled for next Thursday, Oct. 12, is an archaeology open house and 'artifact road-show' event, where anyone is free to bring their archaeological finds—like arrow heads, pots, interesting rocks, etc.— up to campus to have them looked at by a professional archaeologist, me," Andrews said.

Artifacts from his recent excavations at Goodson Rock Shelter, near Chelsea, will be on display.

"And we will have a flintknapping workstation, where interested individuals can try making their own stone tools," he added.

The event will be held on the west lawn of Prepatory Hall from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

"I will also be hosting a workshop put on by the Oklahoma Public Archaeology Network that will teach interested avocational archaeologists about how to use surveying equipment to record and map archaeological sites," Andrews said.

This event aligns perfectly with the aim of OPAN— "to bridge together all of Oklahoma’s communities with an interest in the past while promoting education, understanding, and outreach. We aspire to promote a respectful exchange between archaeology of all kinds, the interests of the public, and the ongoing histories of Oklahoma’s Native American tribes."

The second event is slated for Oct. 28 and will also be on the RSU campus.

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