LINDSBORG – The Mud Creek chapter of the Kansas Anthropological Association (KAA) will host its annual Artifact Identification Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 in the lobby of the Old Mill Museum, 120 E. Mill St. in Lindsborg.

Interested persons from the central Kansas area may drop by the museum and speak with Kansas State Historical Society archaeologists. Experienced amateur archaeologists from the KAA also will be available. Collectors can bring Native American artifacts or early historical items throughout the event for assistance in identification and dating.

Helpful suggestions will also be made for cataloging and collection maintenance. No appraisals or sales will be made: This is a free public service to improve knowledge of our state’s archaeological heritage.

The public is encouraged to attend this event. Admission is free. Visitors may come and go as is convenient for them. Light refreshments will be served.

In previous years, the ID day has been held in Abilene, Kanopolis, Lyons, Newton, Salina and Lindsborg. This will be the 14th year the chapter has hosted the event. The Kansas Anthropological Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1955 to bring together professional and amateur archaeologists and collectors for the study of the history and prehistory of Kansas people. Membership details will be available at the ID event.

The KAA holds a number of events each year with statewide participation, the most popular being the annual field school/archaeology training program (KATP). In June, the event was held in Ellis County at a Ceramic Period Indian site on Big Creek, dating from about 1000 A.D.

For more details, contact Bill Olson, president, Mud Creek Chapter KAA, 203 W. Columbus, Lindsborg, KS 67456, (785) 227-4328, or Rose Marie Wallen, secretary, Mud Creek Chapter KAA, 116 E. Mill St., Lindsborg, KS 67456, (785) 227-3636, or at roseandmikewallen@yahoo.com.