Upcoming Calendar of Winterville Mounds
Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Mock Dig. Young and old are invited to participate in a mock excavation at the mounds to learn about archaeological techniques. No experience necessary and tools are provided. Staff archaeologist Mark Dingeldein will demonstrate the scientific methods involved in a controlled excavation. To register or for more information call 601-334-4684.
Saturday, October 11, 1–2 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Speaker Series 2014. Archaeologist Sam Brookes will present "Interesting Aspects of Mississippi Prehistory." For more information call 662-334-4684.
Saturday, October 18, 1–2 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Popcorn and a Movie. Watch the film Cahokia: Ancient Metropolis. The film will explore the legacy of this Native American city with the largest earthworks in North America. Popcorn will be provided. For more information call 662-334-4684.
Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Artifact Identification. Winterville Mounds archaeologist Mark Dingeldein and other MDAH archaeologists will be on hand to determine the age, origin, and function of artifacts. For more information call 662-334-4684.
Wednesday–Saturday, October 29–November 1, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Native American Days 2014. Meet Native American members of the Choctaw, Seminole, Cherokee, and Houma Nations and experience traditional music, dance, and storytelling. Activities will include Native American arts and crafts, games, food, singing, and primitive weapons. On stage will be the Cherokee Historical Association of Cherokee, the Native American Cultural Exchange-Apache, and the Southern Pine Singers. Representatives from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Southern Traditional Archery Association will also be present. Saturday, November 1, entertainment starts at 11 a.m. on stage and Choctaw youth ages 14–17 will play a demonstration stickball game at 1 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information call 662-334-4684.