Multidisciplinary Excavations at the Flint Run Paleoindian Complex in Warren County, Virginia

Sponsored by Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, West Virginia Division of Culture and History

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Auditorium, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex
801 Jefferson Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
United States

Into its third season, the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex monthly Lecture & Film Series will highlight West Virginia Archaeology Month (October) with a presentation by Dr. Joan M. Walker.  Dr. Walker is a professional archaeologist and retired president of the Thunderbird Research Corporation.

The lecture will discuss the ground-breaking work at this complex of sites which uncovered flint knapping clusters, living floors, and a possible Paleoindian house pattern that were up to 10,000 years old.  A multi-disciplinary research approach included a study of the soils and local geology, reconstructing prehsitoric environments, and interpreting tool manufacture and use.  This resulted in valuable insights into what life may have been like for some of North America's earliest human inhabitants.

The lecture series is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.   

 

 

Website: http://www.wvculture.org/museum/GraveCreekmod.html

Contact:
David E. Rotenizer, Site Manager
David.E.Rotenizer@wv.gov
304.843.4128

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