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      Digging deep in search of artifacts in the U.P.

      For kids wondering what it was like to find artifacts, the Marquette Regional History Center held an International Archaeology Day on Saturday.

      Camp stove doors and even stone artifacts found in the Upper Peninsula were on display for kids to touch and see.

      Some kids got a chance to make their own pottery while others, like nine-year-old Josie Thomson, regularly explore the U.P. in search of artifacts. Thomson said her favorite moment was finding an arrowhead while out on a dig with her grandpa.

      "As soon as I slowed down, there was this perfectly good table rock laying in the dirt, and so I was like, grandpa I found an arrowhead, and he was like, 'No you didn't! You're kidding.' And then I was like, yeah, I did and he was like, 'Oh my gosh, Josie!' That was one of the happiest moments of my life," said Thomson.

      During the history museum's event, they also showed kids that you do not always have to dig in the ground to find and learn from artifacts. They can also be found in the attic or basement of a home.