Spring Potlatch, Middle Park archeology
6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26
Granby Community Center, 129 3rd Street, Granby, CO 80446
Special Guests: Dr. Marcel Kornfeld (Professor of Anthropology, University of Wyoming and Grand County archaeology expert) and Clifton of Oraibi, a traditional Hopi artist.
Please bring a favorite dish to share, drinks and entertainment provided. *$5 suggest donation
Spring Potlatch is a celebration of food sharing and Native American knowledge. GCHA (Grand County Historical Association) hosts archaeologist Dr. Marcel Kornfield who will share his knowledge of Grand County prehistory and the kachinas / katsinas of guest artist Clifton who will embrace his knowledge of traditional Hopi ways The program will be presented by Tyson Arnold, a GCHA board member and archaeologist.
Tyson Arnold, 33, a GCHA board member and archaeologist will be introducing Kronfield and Clifton. Arnold grew up in Grand County and graduated from Middle Park High School. He studied business in college and became passionate about archeology in Middle Park in 2006. He has been learning about archaeology, volunteering on excavations, and illustrating spear points ever since.
Arnold started volunteering and began digging and excavating in Guernsey, Wyoming. He uses he vacation time from his full-time job to go out for several days in the summer.
“What is amazing about finding something new is the thought that the next discovery could change what we know,” he said.
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