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BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures hosts annual block party May 12

The Brigham Young University Museum of Peoples and Cultures is slated to host a Utah Prehistory Week Block Party Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Festivities will include demonstrations on making Native American crafts such as arrowheads, cordage, rock art, clay pinch pots and lace tatting. Students will also perform traditional Native American dances.

Curators will lead free tours of the museum’s new exhibit, “Touching the Past: Traditions of Casas Grandes,” every half hour.

The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures focuses on archaeology and ethnology with strengths in native cultures and artifacts of the Great Basin, American Southwest, Mesoamerica, Peru and Polynesia. It houses more than 40,000 artifacts and 50,000 slides and photos that display BYU archaeological and anthropological research.

The museum is located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo.

For more information, contact the museum at (801) 422-0020.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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