Prehistory Day at BWD!

Join us on May 7th for our Annual Prehistory Day open house event at the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark. This event is part of New Mexico Heritage Preservation Month.


Bring the family! FREE entrance to the site.

We'll have various tables and tents, atlatl throwing, and a tour with the Director.

  • Make a necklace using bison teeth beads

  • Learn how to flintknap (chipped stone tools!)

  • Practice throwing atlatls like prehistoric peoples did to hunt bison & mammoth

  • Make a pinch pot to take home & fire in your oven

  • Support our ENMU students at their bake sale & raffle

  • Learn about the site and our excavated bone bed from our Director


The ENMU Anthropology Club will also be fundraising with a bake sale and raffle for the basket below.

The Blackwater Draw NHL is located outside of Portales at 508 NM-467, Portales, NM The visitor center will be open for anyone wanting to purchase souvenirs, like our cool t-shirts!


Remember to bring water and sun protection!


The Blackwater Draw Museum will also be open all day and admission is also FREE!



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