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Dig into NM’s history at Archaeology Fair

The remains of the former Giusewa Pueblo at the Jemez Historic Site, which is hosting this year’s New Mexico Archaeology Fair on Oct. 6, a Saturday. (Elaine D. Briseno/Albuquerque Journal)

Calling all archaeological nerds.

This year’s New Mexico Archaeology Fair is set for Oct. 6, a Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs.bright spot

This free event is hosted by the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and is an ideal opportunity for children and adults to participate in hands-on demonstrations and activities associated with cultures that trace their origins back thousands of years, organizers said in a news release.

Some of the activities offered include: yucca fiber bracelet making, painting with bee weed, corn grinding, atlatl throwing.

Visitors also get to tour an ongoing archaeological dig inside Jemez Historic Site’s Giusewa Pueblo.

The Jemez Historic Site is located at 18160 Highway 4, Jemez Springs.

Call 575-829-3530 for more information on the New Mexico Archaeology Fair.

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