For the last few weeks at Crossroads at Big Creek, enthusiastic middle school students assisted professionals from Midwest Archaeology Consultants as they searched for evidence of early people by conducting a shovel survey along Big Creek.
According to the principal investigator, Randy Dickson, “Archaeologists call a site such as the one we found by the creek a short term occupation, or a ‘field camp.’ When the fish filled Big Creek during spawning, the Indians exploited that resource.”
On Oct. 26 at 10 am, learners of all ages are invited to help with the Phase I Archaeological Survey at Crossroads by cleaning the artifacts for further study and storage. Cleaning will be done in the lower level of the Collins Learning Center. No pre-registration required.
On Oct. 27, Crossroads is holding the family program, “Whooo are Owls?” Films and activities will help families learn about the birds, which have become associated with Halloween. Kids are invited to wear costumes. Meet in the Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. For more information visit crossroadsatbigcreek.com.