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LOUDONVILLE — The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum’s popular Ohio Archaeology Workshop series returns next month for an intermediate study of archaeological materials found in Ohio.

Following up on the museum’s first Ohio Archaeological series, held last year prior to the pandemic, this series will focus not only on finished Native American artifacts such as arrowpoints and axes, but also delve into identifying unfinished preforms, rough tools, flint micro-tools, pottery, and other hard to identify artifacts.

The first Ohio Archaeology series, led by Jeff Zemrock of the Ohio Archaeological Society, was overwhelmingly popular. According to Kenny Libben, curator of the museum, the event averaged over 120 in attendance across all four nights.

“It was amazing to see so many people interested in archaeology and artifacts in Ohio," Libben said. "But with such a large group, it was difficult to display such small artifacts like arrowpoints, knap points, and more.”

Unlike the first Ohio Archaeology Workshop series, this will be limited to a small-group setting, allowing for close-up and hands-on study of materials as well as the ability to bring in your own discoveries and discuss them with the group.

A four-part event, each night will continue and expand on earlier discussions and help attendees hone their skills.

The workshop and discussions will once again be led by Jeff Zemrock of the Ohio Archaeological Society. The four workshops will be held on the first four Tuesdays in August (Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24). This series is free and open to the public, but registration is required in order to attend.

Each registration will include attendance for all four nights. Interested persons may register online at www.crfmuseum.com or by contacting the CRF Museum at 419-994-4050. Spaces are limited, however those who are unable to register can join a wait list in case of cancellation or to be notified of future workshops.

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