CHIEF VANN HOUSE TO HOST ARCHAEOLOGY DAY ON MAY 21ST

(Media release from the Chief Vann House Historic Site):

Enjoy a day of archaeology themed activities at the Chief Vann House this May for Georgia Archaeology Month. Families can discover artifacts in our dig-boxes or learn about ancient pottery by crafting your own. See the real tools used by archaeologists, hosted by Kennesaw State University’s Student Anthropology Club. Speak with state archaeologists as they present artifacts and maps from the Vann House’s 1958 excavation. Join archaeologist and Vann House staff member Dane Roberts for a keynote presentation on a middle-woodland archaeological site in Bartow county, Georgia. Also, Andrew Lee of ‘The Primitive Arts” will be demonstrating the knapping stone tools for the day. Guests can piece together broken artifacts, participate in an activity on soil stratigraphy, and more.

Through archaeology, the study of material objects left behind by ancient peoples, we can acquire an appreciation for the struggles and victories of our ancestors. We can uncover the artifacts left behind by ancient cities, discover evidence from the rise and fall of nations, or experience a moment in the daily life of a single family in history. Archeology is not limited to a specific time or place on this planet, and archaeologists can work in any country, not just ancient Egypt. Learn about archaeology for yourself by joining us for Archaeology Day at the Chief Vann House on Saturday, May 21st.

There are no excavations currently taking place at the Vann House.

Stay tuned to our Facebook (Friends of the Chief Vann House) and

Gastateparks.org/chiefvannhouse for updates on guest hosts and activities. All activities and demonstrations are included in admission, ranging from $5.50-$6.50. Event is outdoors and weather permitting; there is no rain date for this event.

Chief Vann House is located at 82 Highway 225 North in Chatsworth, GA. Phone (706) 695-2598, email vann_house_park@dnr.ga.gov. Regular hours: Thursday-Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. December through March – closed on Sunday.