Join us on July 27th as we tour the Nightengale Archeological Dig Site and museum. Step back in time as our guide takes us on a walk past two open digs, including an unearthed prehistoric hearth. The Nightengale Archaeological Center at Kingsland is located on 10 acres on the banks of Lake LBJ. The prehistoric site was discovered in 1988 when looters were caught stealing artifacts from LCRA-owned land. LCRA soon determined this site to be a major archaeological discovery. More than 171,000 recovered flint tools, spear points, arrowheads and other artifacts are evidence that the site has been continuously inhabited for 6,500 years and possibly as far back as 10,000 years. The Texas Historical Commission has declared the site a State Archeological Landmark. We will have a private tour on July 27th, at 9:00 AM for the first 20 people to sign up. It is located off 1431, north of Marble Falls at 1010 Circle Dr., Kingsland TX. 78639. There will be no charge for the private tour, however, they do take donations at the site.
Registration will be open to members of the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge (FOBCNWR) beginning July 6 and is limited to 20 people.
Registration will be open for the remaining spaces on July 20 for anyone.
Become a member of Friends of Balcones now and get the first chance to sign up for this event. We are quite certain this event will fill up rapidly and registrants will be waitlisted.
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Map to Nightengale Archeological Center
This event will be near the end of July and outdoors so bring hats, water, bug spray, good walking shoes.
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PO Box 4678
Lago Vista TX 78645
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