The archeological dig south of Hays is about half completed.
It’s the site of this year’s Kansas Archeology Training Program Field School, headed by the Kansas Historical Society and the Kansas Anthropological Society.
Professionals are working with about 130 volunteers at the presumed site of the Billy Dixon Trading Post.
Wednesday night, area residents were invited to bring their own archeological artifacts to the Hays National Guard Armory archeologists examined the specimens at no cost.
Bud Eulert, Hays, has been collecting arrowheads and other Indian artifacts for most of his life. Eulert has purchased some of his collection, but his favorites turned up on his own farmland in Russell County:
Artifacts from the dig site south of Hays are being processed at Fort Hays State University.
The public is invited to presentations Friday and Saturday nights about Billy Dixon and buffalo hunters. The discussions start at 7:30p.m. in Albertson Hall Room 169.
A project summary will be given Friday, June 14, by lead investigator Steve Roberts at the KSU Agriculture Research Center Auditorium at 7p.m.