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31st Annual Archaeofest Kicks Off

By Deneisha Pearson
By dpearson@wbbjtv.com

PINSON, Tenn. -- The 31st annual Archaeofest began Friday.

Students were up bright and early at Pinson Mounds State Park for Regional School Day.

Friday was a history lesson for elementary student Lily Beth and her classmates.

“We've learned how ancient tribes used they're weapons and all the different cultures and religions,” Beth said.

For more than 30 years, the people of West Tennessee have celebrated Archaeofest.

Park Manager Tim Poole says it's important the people of Pinson and surrounding counties experience a different type of culture.

“It gives folks a chance to have us highlight native American culture both past and present and also have a little bit of spot light on Archaeology,” Poole said.

Poole says students and adults can benefit from a trip to the festival.

He says he anticipates seeing a huge crowd this weekend.

“We have a variety of programs, demonstrations that enable them to get a better understanding of the Pre-historic people here, amazing folks that lived here.” said Poole.

Lily Beth says she's looking forward to coming back next year.

“I like it,” Beth said.

If you're looking to catch the festival activities begin tomorrow morning at 9 A.M.

Events wrap up on Sunday.
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