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Killeen: University hosts archaeology fair

(Photo by Sam DeLeon)
(Photo by Sam DeLeon)(KWTX)
Published: Oct. 12, 2017 at 6:19 PM CDT
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Texas A&M Central Texas hosted its third annual archaeology fair Thursday.

Children had the opportunity to make an arrowhead, learn about Native American history, dig for fossils and throw a spear.

October is Texas archaeology month and organizers of Thursday’s event say the observance is intended to give people a better understanding of the history in the area.

Mildred Todd set up a table showing the kinds of games and toys Native American children used and also books and pictures to help provide a better understanding of Navajo life.

Children who stopped at the booth found some entertaining items

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“They were excited but mostly just the rocks in this sticks and it's just a game kind of like Marbles and they can collect up their own rocks and their own sticks and play a game,” Todd said.

The Fort Hood Cultural Resources Management Office is hosting an archaeology open house throughout October, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at building 1938, next to the Sportsmen’s Center on post.

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