More than 600 people attended the two-day Archaeology Days event hosted by Grant PUD and the Wanapum Heritage Center last Wednesday and Thursday. The adult day featured several presentions, including:
- The new Wanapum Heritage Center.
- Priest Rapids Project Archeology.
- Priest Rapids Project Recreation
- Central Washington archeology.
- Dr. Douglas Owsley, of the Smithsonian Institution who spoke about research on Kennewick Man.
There were 174 adults who signed in to hear the presentations, including Norval Fliegel, of Quincy, who sent the following note to us last week: “A note of thanks to all who was involved in the Wanapum Archaeology Days,” he wrote. “The speaker, Dr. Douglas Owsley was fantastic, his lecture opened up a whole new world for me. I am in my 70′s so that is quite an accomplishment. Again, thanks for a day of entertainment and education.”
During the kids day, 396 students and adults participated in the fun hands-on demonstrations, learned about the history and culture of the Wanapum and the natural resources of the region, and engaged in activities that promoted electrical safety and conservation.
Angela Neller, project specialist, said there were 56 people who worked at the presentation spots during kids day. The event also took several other staff members who helped set up and keep things running. Check out the images of the event by heading to our Flickr Photostream.