Archaeology Day 2013
Archaeology Day is October 12, 2013, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Mission San José.
Registration is open for agencies and groups that would like to present an activity related to Archaeology. Currently UTSA-Institute of Texans, UTSA-Center for Archaeological Research, San Antonio Museum of Art, AIA-Southwest Texas Archaeology Association, Texas Coritani, and My Art Starz. Past activities included atlatl throwing, mock dig, ancient writing, corn husk dolls, rock art wall, and a demonstration fishing village.
There is no charge to register, and the park will supply tables, chairs, water, & electricity. This is a popular event, drawing an average 1500-1800 people.
Did You Know?
that the Spanish cornered the market on cochineal, a bug that produces a vivid red color, early in the Spanish colonial period? British officer coats, with which every American school child is familar, were dyed using cochineal.