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(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)

More than 85 aspiring young archaeologists spent the morning digging up bones during an “Archaeologist for a Day” event at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, conducted as part of the Artesia Public Library’s Wednesday Children’s STEAM Lab. The museum borrowed the exhibit from the Blackwater Draw Museum in Portales and was able to give children hands-on experience digging up bones and arrowheads, and cleaning them to reveal their finds. Children were also able to explore a dinosaur bone exhibit, make a shark tooth necklace, and color an archaeologist page, along with other activities.

(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)