Waring Open House a Gem for Community

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Anthropology will host its annual Waring Archaeological Laboratory Open House on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

The University of West Georgia and the Department of Anthropology will host its annual Waring Archaeological Laboratory Open House on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.The fun family event will feature activities for fans of anthropology that includes an archaeological dig at an on-site mock excavation pit, a flint knapping demonstration, games and a guided tour of the facility.

James Spake, UWG employee, will talk about the history of arrowheads and how they are made in his flint knapping workshop.

Dr. David Carballo, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, will host the event.

Founded in 1991, the laboratory serves as a university-based repository for existing and future archaeological materials generated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Department of Transportation and other agencies and organizations conducting field research at Georgia archaeological sites. The laboratory is located behind the Food Services Building (Z-6) on Plant Op Drive.

For more information, call 678-839-6303.