From left, student Alec Rodriguez and Jon Dowling of the Legacy
program work with an atlatl at a Legacy event.

UTSA archaeology center hosts March 11 spring break event

By Kris Rodriguez
Public Affairs Specialist

(March 8, 2006)--Looking for something to do with the family to get spring break off to a good start? Think Eisenhower Park this Saturday morning for clean air, nature walks and an education on prehistoric Texas.

The UTSA Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) Legacy program will host "Long, Long Ago," a hands-on tour of historic and prehistoric Texas from a human perspective, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 11 at the Eisenhower Park Harris Mass Pavilion, 19399 N.W. Military Highway.

The program, presented by Legacy outreach program coordinator Lynn Yakubik, will teach participants about the lives of indigenous peoples and those who lived before them. Families can examine artifacts and take turns using the atlatl, a device used to throw spears and darts.

To go to Eisenhower Park, from Loop 1604 West, exit at FM Highway 1535/Military Hwy/Shavano Park and travel north for two miles. The park entrance is on the left before Camp Bullis. The Harris Mass Pavilion is the gated entrance on the right.

The Legacy program is in its 11th year of serving the community in educational support. Legacy offers school presentations, laboratory tours, career day speakers and other services highlighting CAR's commitment to archaeological preservation and research.

For more information, call Lynn Yakubik at (210) 458-4462.

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