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October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
401 Meadowcroft Rd
Avella, PA 15312 United States
As part of Pennsylvania Archaeology Month, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village will partner with the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology for a day-long event for archaeology-lovers everywhere.
Attend presentations to discover how archaeologists use cutting-edge technology to learn about the lives of prehistoric people.
Have an artifact you’d like professionally identified? Bring your American Indian artifacts for identification and analysis by experts with a combined 50+ years of archaeological experience.
Plus, learn about flint knapping from an expert flintknapper and prehistoric food processing using experimental technology.
Throughout the day, visitors can explore 16,000 years of history at Meadowcroft, a National Historic Landmark. Guests can step inside a wigwam and try their hand at the atlatl (a spear-thrower used by prehistoric hunters) in the 16th century Eastern Woodland Indian Village. In Meadowcroft’s 19th century Upper Ohio Valley Village, visitors can experience elements of everyday family life, watch a blacksmith forge red-hot iron, and enjoy a lesson in a one-room schoolhouse.
Lectures and events during Archaeology Day are included in regular admission to Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.