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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Utah Prehistory Week Offers Hands-On Activities

Utah Prehistory Week runs May 5-12, 2007, providing a chance for people to learn about paleontology (the study of fossils, including dinosaurs) and also archaeology (the study of past human cultures).

Events will be held all over the state and include tours to important archaeological and paleontological sites, free public lectures, museum tours, and many hands-on events.

The week of prehistory will begin with the annual Prehistory Open House at the Rio Grande Depot on Saturday, May 5, from 10 am until 3 pm. It is sponsored by the Utah Division of State History.

The open house will include:
- Hands-on activities for kids
- Spear and atlatl throwing
- Navajo tacos
- Demonstrations on prehistoric technology and rock art

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