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June 28 and 29, 2014
Paleolympics - 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Brand new for the 2014 line up is the Big Bone Lick Paleoympics. Join the park staff and volunteers for a day of prehistoric skills demonstrations and competitions. Demonstrations will include prehistoric weaponry demonstrations including the atlatl, rabbit (throwing) stick, bolas and slings. Other demonstrations will include prehistoric fire starting methods, flint knapping, making bone tools, cordage demonstrations and much more. Demonstrations are free and open to the public.

Vendors also welcome, for more information contact Todd Young at the park

For more information please call Big Bone Lick State Historic Site at (859) 384-3522    more park information...

Sunday: July 6, 2014
Creek Stomping - 12:30pm – 2:30pm

* Weather permitting
Explore a region of the park that will surely get you swimming with pleasure. Join the naturalist to see all the wonders that can be experienced in Big Bone Creek as you stay cool while learning about nature.
Caution: You will get extremely wet and footwear must be worn (no flip flops as they tend to break too easily).
Parent or adult must accompany children.
Location: Visitor Center

For more information please call Big Bone Lick State Historic Site at (859) 384-3522    more park information...

Saturday: July 12, 2014
Tomahawk Demonstration - 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw a tomahawk? If so this is your chance! Tomahawks have been used throughout history as a multipurpose tool. The practice of throwing a tomahawk became popular at rendezvous and gatherings as a way to pass the time. During this demonstration you will learn about and get to throw a tomahawk. All ages welcome to watch, but must be age 12 or older to throw.
Location: Visitor Center

For more information please call Big Bone Lick State Historic Site at (859) 384-3522    more park information...

Sunday: July 20, 2014
Ordovician Fossil Roundup - 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Travel back 450 million years with the park naturalist staff for an exciting day of fossil hunting here at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site. Help find, photograph, clean and catalogue the various Ordovician fossils found on the park. Once found any extraordinary fossils will be put on display in the visitor center.

For more information please call Big Bone Lick State Historic Site at (859) 384-3522    more park information...

Saturday: August 2, 2014
Primitive Skills Day - 10:30am – 2:30pm

If you have an interest in learning about primitive survival techniques, prehistoric skills or prehistoric technology you don’t want to miss this free opportunity. Join the park naturalist for an afternoon of prehistoric skills demonstrations, discussions and projects.
Location: Visitor Center
Demonstration: Atlatl Demonstration (Free) (10:30am – 11:30am)
Activity: Rabbit stick challenge

For more information please call Big Bone Lick State Historic Site at (859) 384-3522    more park information...

Saturday: August 9, 2014
Ghost Hunt - 10:00 pm – 1:00 am

Join the Tri-state Shadow Chasers for a night of paranormal investigating at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site. Learn the various ins and outs of ghost hunting by seeing and getting familiar with some commonly used tools during an investigation. The staff will have digital voice recorders, emf detectors and motion sensors on hand that participants can use for the investigation. While on the investigation you will learn a lot about the history of this famous location including the park ground, church and cemeteries. Please bring a digital camera if you have one available.
Registration required.
Cost
: $20.00 per person.

For more information please call Big Bone Lick State Historic Site at (859) 384-3522    more park information...

Thursday August 28, 2014
“Deep Sediment Micro-fauna and Micro-flora” of Big Bone Lick - 7:00 pm

Hear about the geological, archaeological, and ecological study of sediments from several recent excavations at Big Bone Lick from microbiologist, Matthew Maley, MS, CEE. Learn about the Holocene and Pleistocene plant and animal remains that have been buried in the sediment for thousands of years, yet represent plants and animals that continue to survive today.

Co-sponsored by Boone County Public Library, the program will be held at the Main Branch of the Boone County Library in Burlington, KY, Meeting Room A

There will be a Friends of Big Bone general membership meeting prior to the program at 6:00 pm