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Have fun at hands-on Archaeology Fest in Montauk

Associate Professor Bill Schindler, PhD, from the Department

Associate Professor Bill Schindler, PhD, from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., demonstrates weaving a net made from plant fibers on Marshall Island, Pa., at an experimental archaeology test site. (June, 2003) Photo Credit: Handout

Watch demonstrations and learn to use traditional American Indian cooking implements, hunting tools and other artifacts as part of the second annual Archaeology Fest in Montauk on Saturday.

Preparing sassafras roots for tea with a stone
Photo Credit: Mike Hardesty / Washington College

Preparing sassafras roots for tea with a stone knife is just one of the tasks performed during a prehistoric cooking workshop led by Bill Schindler, associate professor of archaeology and anthropology at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. (2013)

Bill Schindler, associate professor of archaeology and anthropology
Photo Credit: Mike Hardesty / Washington College

Bill Schindler, associate professor of archaeology and anthropology at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., illustrates how to identify mushrooms in the field to students Zoe Newell, left, Brendyn Meisinger and Zach Hall. (2013)

Associate Professor Bill Schindler, from Maryland's Washington College,
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Associate Professor Bill Schindler, from Maryland's Washington College, prepares to test shoot a bow and arrows with stone heads at Lejre: Land of Legends in Denmark. (August, 2010)

Associate Professor Bill Schindler, PhD, from the Department
Photo Credit: Handout

Associate Professor Bill Schindler, PhD, from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., demonstrates weaving a net made from plant fibers on Marshall Island, Pa., at an experimental archaeology test site. (June, 2003)

Associate Professor Bill Schindler, archaeologist and anthropologist at
Photo Credit: Handout

Associate Professor Bill Schindler, archaeologist and anthropologist at Maryland's Washington College, demonstrates techniques humans developed to create tools and weapons from natural materials; used for shelter, clothing, hunting and trapping, before metal objects were used. (June, 2003)

Associate Professor Bill Schindler, of Maryland's Washington College,
Photo Credit: Handout

Associate Professor Bill Schindler, of Maryland's Washington College, demonstrates using a stone to crack open black walnuts while on an outing in Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, N.J. (October, 2002)

Associate Professor Bill Schindler, of Maryland's Washington College,
Photo Credit: Handout

Associate Professor Bill Schindler, of Maryland's Washington College, lashes the wooden poles of his wigwam on Marshall Island, Pa., in the Delaware River at an experimental archaeology test site. (June, 2003)

Bill Schindler, professor of archaeology and anthropology at
Photo Credit: Mike Hardesty / Washington College

Bill Schindler, professor of archaeology and anthropology at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., explains the nutritional value of wood sorrel during a prehistoric cooking workshop. (2013)

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