• Blackwater Draw Prehistory Day 2023

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    Name: Blackwater Draw Prehistory Day 2023
    Date: April 22, 2023
    Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM MDT
    Event Description:
    Join us on April 22 for our Annual Prehistory Day open house event at the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark. This event is part of New Mexico Heritage Preservation Month.
    Bring the Family! FREE entrance to the site.
    We'll have various tables and tents, atlatl throwing, and a tour with the Director.
    • Make a necklace using bison teeth beads.
    • Learn how to flint knap (chipped stone tools!)
    • Practice throwing atlatls like prehistoric peoples did to hunt bison & mammoth.
    • Make a pinch pot to take home & fire in your oven.
    • Free Raffle
    • Learn about the site and our excavated bone bed from our director.
    Blackwater Draw Site (508 NM-487, Portales, NM)
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Gates open: 9 a.m.
    Activities: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Director's Tour: 1 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Call 575-562-2202 for more information or
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