Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Seven Islands Artifact Day in Flovilla Sept. 26th

9/15/09 Got Arrowheads? Artifacts? Here's your chance to show them to somebody who just might know what they are....and where they came from.

The public is invited to bring arrowheads and other artifacts to be identified and dated by the Ocmulgee Archeological Society at The Indian Springs Hotel/Museum in Flovilla, GA on September 26th, from Noon to 4 pm.

The free event offers individuals a chance to chat with Archeologist, Stephen Hammock, and Historian, Sam Lawson. Jerald Ledbetter, the Georgia Paleoindian Recordation Project Coordinator, and John Whatley, author of "An Overview of Georgia Projectile Points and Selected Cutting Tools", will be on hand to identify Clovis, Dalton, and other early projectile points.

Last year, a 10,000 year old clovis point was identified, so bring whatever you may have found, even if you are not sure what it is.

There will be several collections on display, flintknapping demonstrations by Dave Sweatman, several atl-atls, primitive weapons, and friction fire demonstrations by Kim Ruff.

The event will take place on the porch of the Indian Springs Hotel Museum. Everyone is invited to join in with the PICKIN ON THE PORCH acoustic jam on the back porch.The event is sponsored by the Historic Village at Indian Springs, Generations Gallery and The Butts County Historical Society. The Museum is inside the restored Inn where the Treaty of 1825 was signed by Chief William McIntosh, deeding the lands that are now Georgia to the US. The museum, cafe', gallery and all the village shops are open weekends.

The Hotel is located across the street from the the entrance to the Indian Springs State Park, six miles south of Jackson, GA at 1807 Highway 42 South. You may call 1 800- 352 -7212 for directions and more information. From I-75, take Exit 205 East thru Jackson on Highway 16. Look for signs to Indian Springs State park as you turn south on Highway 42.

Seven Islands refers to the site of a large Indian Settlement where over 1400 families once lived in the Lake Jackson Area.
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