dig™: Dig: World History and Archeology magazine for kids


This year, Minnesota Archaeology Week will be held September 14th to September 22nd, 2013. For more information, go to http://www.osa.admin.state.mn.us/ or call the Office of the State Archaeologist at the Fort Snelling History Center at (612) 725-2411.

The Science Museum of Minnesota offers classes in archaeology and paleontology. The museum also has a website for kids and teachers called Mysteries on Catalhoyuk, at http://www.smm.org/catal/.The Web site focuses on one of the world's oldest cities, a 9,000-year-old site in Turkey. For more information, call (651) 221-9444, or visit the museum's website: http://www.smm.org/

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, a National Historic Landmark, has outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, birding, and camping. It is also one of Minnesota's prime archaeological spots with nineteen historic sites for visitors to explore. They include Native American habitations and burial sites that are thousands of years old. The visitor center offers historical information as well as guides to the park's many historic sites. Nature programs and park tours are offered throughout the year. To find out more, call the park office at (320) 532-3523 or go to http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/mille_lacs_kathio/index.html

The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, run by the Morrison County Historical Society, has exhibits with artifacts from people living in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as well as those from local Native American tribes. Get more information here: http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/.