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Sperry Galligar Audubon Society - Verdigris River Excavation
Ed Miller, Species Program Coordinator at Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
When:  Thu, March 27 2014 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:  Yates 102
Address:  1702 South Joplin, Pittsburg, KS
Contact:  Megan Corrigan

Learn more about nature with the Sperry-Galligar Audubon Society. Join us for a free presentation at 7 pm, with refreshments. The public is welcome.

Ed Miller, non-game biologist for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, will talk about the results of the excavation of the Verdigris River. The excavation unearthed a pre-historic freshwater mussel shell midden and other artifacts used from the late-archaic to the early woodland period (4000-1000 years ago). 

Over 900 mussel valves were identified from the midden. Four species now considered to be extirpated were found. It's thought that the location was a pre-historic cooking site.

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