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Lost City Museum Presents Flintknapping Demo During Archaeology Awareness Month

The Lost City Museum is welcoming visitors during May, Archaeology Awareness Month in Nevada, to learn about the archaeology of Nevada in a hands-on way. For those who have ever wanted to learn how to flintknap or find out how stone tools are made Lost City museum will host demonstrations.

Visitors can join Archaeologist Joe Moore for his presentation Fun with Flintknapping at the Lost City Museum May 7, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Archaeologist Joe will be hosting an informal flintknapping workshop where museum visitors can learn all about flintknapping and can even try to make their own stone tool. Visitors will also be able to learn about the stone tools found throughout Nevada.

“Joe had conducted countless flintknapping demonstrations, including some at Death Valley National Park,” said Dena Sedar, Curator of Archeology. “He loves to share his knowledge of flintknapping and archaeology with visitors.”

Joe Moore is a retired Nevada Department of Transportation Archaeologist. Moore did graduate work at both the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Lost City Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00; children and members enter free. The museum is located in Overton, Nevada on State Route 169 off I-15, exit #93 or via Lake Mead or the Valley of Fire. For more information, please call the museum at (702) 397-2193.

The Lost City Museum is one of seven museums managed by the Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through culture and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, the Nevada State Library and Archives, and the Nevada Arts Council. For more information, please visit the department’s web site at

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