METNWS-10-14-21 ENCAMPMENT – Arrowhead Show_PHOTO

Visitors to the Encampment can also browse the Arrowhead and Artifact Show.

The 17th annual Arrowhead and Artifact Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. inside a large tent located near the Encampment activities at Fort Massac State Park.

The location provides more for Encampment visitors to see, as well as raise awareness of, arrowhead and artifact collecting

The show and competition will be held in conjunction with the 47th annual Fort Massac Encampment and will feature approximately 30 tables full of arrowheads and artifacts.

There is no admission charge.

Also, show organizers are reminding Encampment attendees about the upcoming Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day program, set for Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Kincaid Mounds Historic Site.

Formal programs will begin at 10 a.m. with a presentation by Dr. Paul Welch, chair and associate professor of anthropology Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr. Brian M. Butler, who has retired from the Department of Anthropology and Center for Archaeological Investigation at SIUC and is a member of the Kincaid Mounds Support Organization, will have a presentation at 1 p.m. As part of each presentation, an optional walking tour to Mound 8 is included; hiking shoes are recommended. 

The Kincaid Mounds are located approximately 10 miles east of Brookport, on New Cut Road in the Unionville Bottoms. The GPS location is 37° 4'47.10"N, 88°29'25.53"W.

For more information, visit or on Facebook at Kincaid Mounds Support Organization.

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