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Students, Faculty to Participate in Gulf Coast Archaeological Dig Oct. 29

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Archaeology students and faculty from The University of Southern Mississippi will participate in a public excavation Saturday, Oct. 29 on the Gulf Coast at the Delisle Site in Delisle, Miss., which included occupations during the Colonial and prehistoric periods.

The public is invited to watch or join in the digging along with professional archaeologists at the excavation, which will include two short orientations at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is being organized by the Mississippi Archaeological Association’s Gulf Coast Chapter.

The excavation is taking place in conjunction with Mississippi History Month with the goal of fostering stewardship of the state’s rich archaeological resources. It will include the opportunity to handle artifacts and learn about Mississippi history.

To learn more, including updates about the event and directions to the site, “Like” the Facebook page “2011 Public Dig at the Delisle Site” or e-mail aliceivas@msn.com.