Grant PUD and Wanapum to host Archaeology Days on Oct. 5 and 6

Grant PUD and Wanapum to host Archaeology Day on Oct. 5 and 6

In recognition of Archaeology Month, Grant PUD and the Wanapum invite members of the public and media to Archaeology Days 2016 on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 6 at the new Wanapum Heritage Center near Priest Rapids Dam at 29082 Highway 243, Mattawa, Wash.

This year’s event provides a unique opportunity for youth and adults to come face to face with the Wanapum way of life. The Adult Day is Wednesday, Oct. 5 with a series of lectures and displays beginning at 8:30 a.m. and running to 4:15 p.m. The Youth Day is Thursday, Oct. 6 with a welcoming event beginning at 9 a.m. and activities and displays going until the closing event at 2:30 p.m. (See full schedule below.) Lunch is provided both days. Please RSVP by calling (509) 766-3461.

The displays and activities include: hide processing, tule mat weaving, traditional hemp-string formation, beadwork, weaving, flint knapping, Wanapum cultural displays, tule structure experience, Wanapum dugout canoe and much more.

The schedule is as follows:

Adult Day, Wednesday, Oct. 5

8:30 to 8:45 a.m. – Opening

8:45 to 9:30 a.m. – Tom Dresser: Pacific Lamprey and White Sturgeon – Life History, Historical Abundance and Activities in the Priest Rapids Project

9:30 to 10:15 a.m. – Charles Nelson: Natural Flakes

10:15 to 10:45 a.m. – Break to visit demonstrations and displays

11:15 to noon – Rick McClure: Traditional Land-use Treaty Rights

Noon to 1:15 p.m. – Lunch

1:15 to 2 p.m. – Ripan Malhi: Kennewick Man, Paleogenomics and Community Engagement

2 to 2:45 p.m. – Joe Sexton: Legal Analysis of the Ancient One Case

2:45 to 3:30 p.m. – Lourdes Henebry-DeLeon: Cultural Affiliation for the Ancient One

3:30 to 3:45 p.m. – Break to visit demonstrations and displays

3:45 to 4:15 p.m. – Kate Valdez: Summary/Wrap Up of the Past Twenty Years Regarding the Ancient One

4:15 to 4:30 p.m. – Closing

Youth Day, Thursday, Oct. 6

9 to 9:30 a.m. – Welcome

9:30 to noon – Rotate through activities, including Canoe Display, Skits, Tamanwit, Kennewick Man, Flint Knapping, Hide Processing, Activity Booths, Tule Mat Making, River Patrol, Solar Car Races, Demonstrations, Birds of Prey, Atlatl and Lineman Demonstration.

Noon to 12:45 p.m. – Lunch

12:45 to 2:30 p.m. – Rotate through activities, including Canoe Display, Skits, Tamanwit, Kennewick Man, Flint Knapping, Hide Processing, Activity Booths, Tule Mat Making, River Patrol, Solar Car Races, Demonstrations, Birds of Prey, Atlatl and Lineman Demonstration.

2:30 p.m. – Closing  

Click here for more information about the Wanapum Heritage Center.

 

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MEDIA CONTACT(S):

Thomas Stredwick / Chuck Allen

(509) 754-5035 / publicaffairs@gcpud.org

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