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September 14, 2007
Archaeology Day at Discovery Park / Sat., Oct. 6, 2007
Seattle Discover what archaeology is all about at the Burke Museums annual Archaeology Day at Discovery Park, Sat., Oct. 6. Burke Museum archaeologists have teamed up with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the King County Wastewater Treatment Division to present a family-friendly event filled with hands-on activities and guided tours, in celebration of Washington State Archaeology Month.
Visit the site where Native Americans lived 4,200 years ago in Seattles Discovery Park. Learn about how the West Point site was discovered during construction of the King County Waste Treatment Facility. Discover the geological history of the park and try your hand at archaeology activities suitable for all ages.
The West Point Treatment Plant will host an open house with lots of information on protecting water quality and producing resources from the wastewater of the region. Light refreshments will be available.
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For more information on the West Point archaeological site at Discovery Park, visit the Burke Museums award-winning Web exhibit,The Archaeology of Seattles West Point, online at http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/westpoint/.
Archaeology Day is a free event and is co-sponsored by the Burke Museum, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the King County Wastewater Treatment Division. Visitors should check in at the Discovery Park Visitor Center3801 West Government Way, Seattle, WAfor parking and directions to the event site. Free shuttles are provided from the Visitor Center to the main event site. Wear good outdoor shoes and come prepared for rain. For more information, call the Burke Museums Archaeology Division at 206-685-3849 or email email@example.com.
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