Stones, bones and fossils can be a fascinating way to look into an ancient time in Southern Alberta.

And they are all around us, in the fields that farmers till up, in the river beds that move and change course.

If you have a fossil, an arrowhead or perhaps an interesting rock that looks like it was used as some kind of tool, bring it to the Museum of the Highwood and find out just what it is.

Terry Quinn a member of the Archaeological Society of Alberta, Calgary Centre, is bringing three experts from the Royal Alberta Museum to help identify local artifacts for the Stones and Bones Weekend on March 25 and 26 at the Museum.

"Over the years some people have picked up vast collections of artifacts and they don't know much about them. they can learn a lot about them," said Quinn.

Like what age the artifact could be and what it is made of.

"They could be holding a arrowhead or spear point that is hundreds or thousands of years old that someone actually made," said Quinn.

He added there are lots of fossils along the Sheep and the Highwood Rivers, that people have picked up over the years, and that are still there waiting to be found.

And often people find bones coming out of the banks along the rivers.

"Bring it in and the experts will identify it for you."

This is the first time the weekend will be held in High River.

They are also hosting a workshop, but the space is almost full, to make stone tools out of a variety of stones.

The public is welcome to come in and watch the workshop.

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