Killeen: University hosts archaeology fair
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
“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.