STARKVILLE, Miss.--As part of the Mississippi Archaeology Month observance, Mississippi State's Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archaeology will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday [Oct. 27].
The museum is part of the university's Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures and its Cobb Institute of Archaeology, a memorial to the late Mrs. Cobb and her husband and Mississippi A&M College alumnus and benefactor Cully Cobb.
Free and open to all, the special weekend event will include a children's hands-on "excavation station," where participants will simulate the experience of an actual archaeological dig.
The museum features exhibits and related educational opportunities. Its gallery principally displays artifacts related to the Native American cultures of the Southeastern United States, as well as civilizations of the ancient Middle East and Mediterranean regions.
For more information, contact the museum at 662-325-2013.