Hubby and Bubby went out shortly after the dig started. The excavation was of a prehistoric Native American site that was about 1000 years old located near Hays, Kansas. The dig is powered by volunteers and you can be as young as 10 (with a supervising adult). It is a great way to "dig" into archaeology and get a hands on appreciation of the past.
The boys found a wonderful variety of artifacts and significant features. On some digs you might get a square that has absolutely nothing, so it is really encouraging for the younger folks if you have a site that gives them more than a chance to play in the dirt ;)
|Bubby's first arrowpoint|
|Bubby standing by a bison jawbone he helped uncover|
The KATP is held on a yearly basis generally around the first part of June. This is its 40th year in Kansas. I highly recommend it for a visit or to get involved in first hand!