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The Center for Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College
has scheduled a program April 10 featuring Park Naturalist-Archaeologist Jim
Cummings in a 7 p.m. look at Minnesota’s Preserved Past. “Archaeology Close to Home: Minnesota’s Ancient Past Preserved in our
State Parks” by Cummings is scheduled for E203 of the B & I Center at CLC. Cummings will begin with an overview of Minnesota archaeology,
including some fascinating recent finds, and what has been learned from the
application of new scientific tests and research technology.

He will also discuss archaeological excavations at state
parks near Brainerd, including Crow Wing, Charles A. Lindbergh, Father Hennepin
and Mille Lacs Kathio, and a recent discovery of an ancient “earth oven,” the
first of its kind to be uncovered in Minnesota.

Cummings is primarily stationed at Mille Lacs Kathio
State Park, where he directs the public education aspects of park operations,
monitors natural and cultural resources and conducts archaeological research.
He also works as an archaeologist with the Minnesota State Parks and Trails
Cultural Resource Management program, conducting archaeological surveys and
excavations in state parks across Minnesota.
Admission is $5 for non-members but free for those with a Center for
Lifelong Learning membership. Pre-registration is recommended and can be made
by calling Bev at (218) 855-8118.
For information on The Center for Lifelong Learning: www.clcmn.edu/lifelonglearning.

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