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Archaeology Day

  • October 01, 2016 - October 01, 2016
  • Venue: Meadowcroft Rockshelter
  • Address: 401 Meadowcroft Rd., Avella, PA 15312-2759
  • Times: 12:00 PM
  • Admission: Included with Regular Admission
  • 724-587-3412

Ever wonder how archaeologists learn about everyday life for prehistoric people? Do you have an Indian artifact you want professionally identified? As part of Pennsylvania Archaeology Month, archaeologists from the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will visit Meadowcroft to present lectures and identify your artifacts. The program for Archaeology Day includes: • An archaeologist available to identify Indian artifacts brought by visitors. Please note that this does not include appraisals but rather the archaeologist will identify the object as well as provide context and information about which cultural period it represents. • Three lectures that will discuss a theme of adaptation & change as it relates to prehistoric diet, agriculture, and technology. • Demonstrations of prehistoric technology in Meadowcroft’s recreated 16th century Indian Village Also, visitors can enjoy all of Meadowcroft’s hands-on and interpretive areas, including the 18th century village, blacksmith forge, one-room school house, and Meadowcroft Rockshelter. Lectures and events during Archaeology Day are included in regular admission to Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.