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Lubbock Lake Landmarks Hosts Annual Archaeology in Action Day

Heidi Toth

July 6, 2015

The event is the only chance for community members to tour the sites being excavated at the national historic site north of Lubbock.

WHAT: Archaeology in Action Family Day is the only time throughout the year when the public is allowed a behind-the-scenes tour of the current excavation at the Lubbock Lake Landmark and at regional research sites. Visitors can talk with the researchers and field crew about their experiences and the artifacts they've recovered.

In addition to tours, there will be hands-on activities all day and the landmark's exhibition will be open. The wildflowers also are in bloom this time of year.

The landmark is on the National Historic Landmark because it contains evidence of continuous human occupation spanning the last 12,000 years of North American history. Part of its mission is educating people about the cultural and natural heritage of the region.

Admission is free and no registration is required.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (July 11)

Tours of the excavation site and research lab run from 9-10:15 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1-2:15 p.m.

WHERE: Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive

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CONTACT: Susan Rowe, education program manager, Lubbock Lake Landmark, Texas Tech University, susan.rowe@ttu.edu or Deborah Bigness, site operations manager, Lubbock Lake Landmark, Texas Tech University, deborah.bigness@ttu.edu or (806) 742-1116.