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Big Bone Lick State Historic Site Hosts Paleo-Tech: Acorn processing

Wednesday, 10 30, 2013

: Todd Young (859)384-3522

UNION, Ky. – Big Bone Lick State Historic Site will host its next “paleo-tech” session Nov. 16,  on acorns.

 

Acorns are an abundant food supply during times when there is little else available. As a survival food they are great, however they must be processed correctly or this food supply can make you very ill due to the tannic acid present in the acorns.

 

The paleo-tech series of programs is designed to bring prehistoric knowledge and technologies back to life in case you are ever faced with a modern-day survival situation.

 

Learn what acorns to look for, where to look for them and how to process them during this informative hands-on class. Program runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is  required. The fee is $20 per person. Call 859-384-3522.

 

The site is recognized as the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology for its significant role in the development of scientific thought regarding extinction and the relationship of geology and paleontology the world over.

 

The park is located 22 miles southwest of Covington on KY 338, off US 42-127 and Interstate71/75.

 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov