- Associated Press - Sunday, May 1, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Registration for the South Dakota State Historical Society’s three-day Archaeology Camp opens Monday.

Archaeology Camp is an active, outdoor experience located on an archaeological site near the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area, north of Fort Pierre. Students should be prepared to hike and to work in the dirt alongside professional archaeologists.

The camp dates are June 7-9, with activities running from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT. Registration is limited to the first 20 applicants.

The cost $30, and registration closes on May 13 or when the camp is full.

Students will be introduced to the field of archaeology and learn why archaeological excavations are held, what stories artifacts can tell about the past, the history of fur trading posts, how to map a site and how to use team-building skills.

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