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Archaeology guild ponders the prehistoric

Group to offer information on pottery and arrowheads

POSTED: March 13, 2014 1:00 a.m.

If you’ve got arrowheads, pottery or other prehistoric artifacts, you may be able to learn more about them this weekend at an event in Dahlonega.

The Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild and archaeologist Jack T. Wynn, of the University of North Georgia, will examine, record and identify prehistoric artifacts and discuss their function from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the United Community Bank, 206 Morrison Moore Parkway, Dahlonega.

“While we can’t appraise or speculate about the value of an object, we can certainly talk about who, what, when, where and how,” Wynn said in a news release. “It’s a great opportunity to discuss your artifact with a professional archeologist.”

Amateur archaeologist Brian Floyd will also demonstrate primitive technology including pottery, wood working and other tool construction.

Floyd creates replicas of artifacts and will teach about flint knapping, the process of shaping a stone into a tool such as an arrowhead, which is achieved by striking or flaking the stone with another stone or deer antler.

The archaeology guild meets monthly at the United Community bank and conducts field projects in the area in conjunction with UNG.

Wynn encouraged anyone to attend, even if they don’t have their own artifacts.


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