Hello, my name is Tad Britt. I’m the Chief of Archeology and Collections for the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

October 17, 2015, is International Archeology Day and I would like to invite you to an event that will be held at the Sci-Port, which is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA. The event will take place from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Admission is free.

I’ll be demonstrating several technologies: a hand-held portable x-ray fluorescence device, which is used to determine compositional elements of artifacts; an Infrared Camera, which can be used to locate remnant archeological features; and, I’ll have microscope and thin-section slides of Native American pottery for viewing.

Jeff Girard and Jay Gray, both regional archeologists, will be on hand to identify artifacts such as Native American stone tools and pottery, as well as historic materials like hardware, ceramics, and other items.

In addition, Dr. Robert Selden, a researcher with Stephen F. Austin University, will demonstrate 3-D scanning of Caddo Indian Pottery.

Thanks for your time. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday in Shreveport.

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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119