Ceramics Academy

An exciting academy to be held at Fort Richardson State Park in north Texas, this academy will introduce the importance of archeological ceramics in terms of technology, chronology, dating, trade, subsistence, and cultural identity.  Definitions and origins of ceramics, decoration and how pottery was embellished, sherd analysis and how pottery is classified and typed, and interpretations including what we can learn from pottery analysis.  For the first time in five years, the Ceramics Academy will provide numerous hands-on exercises such as making pottery and identifying vessel types, age, and firing.

The Ceramics Academy will be held in the newly renovated Haliburton Facility at Fort Richardson State Park.  This will be an excellent opportunity for participants to enjoy the parks many amenities including hiking, biking, equestrian trails, camping, and fishing.  And take advantage of the historic Fort Richardson site tours! http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/fort-richardson.

Lodging options are available throughout Fort Richardson State Park including cabins, RV hookups, and camping. Jacksboro has motel options, with more in nearby Graham and Mineral Wells.

There are 11 cabins at Fort Richardson State Park reserved until February 10, 2017.  Anyone who wants a cabin will call the park directly and make reservations through the park at 940-567-3506 directly (not the online reservation system or 512-389-8900 phone system).

Event Start Date
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 00:00
Event End Date
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 00:00
Registration Start Date
Registration End Date
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 00:00

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