Archaeology Day at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

September 25, 2010, 10 am to 4 pm. 

The last Saturday in September the Minnesota Archaeological Society and Mille Lacs Kathio State Park hold their annual Archaeology Day.  Come andexperience demonstrations of flint-knapping, pottery making, primitive bow making, spears and spear throwers. View displays of artifacts and projects and see an archaeological excavation in progress. Canoe tours will offer views and discussion about archaeological sites.  It is a beautiful time of year to visit the park.  Its 9000 years of human history and archaeological significance has made it a National Historic Landmark.  Generations of archaeologists have worked and studied there, see what they have discovered. 

Flintknapping Demonstration

Rod Johnson, President of the Minnesota Archaeological Society will be demonstrating how stone tools like arrowheads are made at the Welch Station access of the Cannon Valley Trail on Saturday September 4, 2010.  Rod will be set up at the Welch station from 11 am to 4 pm.  The trail runs from Cannon Falls to Red Wing and is an enjoyable days outing.  At a couple of locations along the trail near Red Wing there are interpretive signs explaining archaeological sites adjacent to the trail.   The Cannon Valley Trail web site also has a page about the cultural resources found in the area.