Sponsored by: College of Wooster, Archaeology Student Colloquium and Archaeology Program
The College of Wooster Archaeology Day will take place on October 19, 2019 in conjunction with International Archaeology Day. All activities will take place indoors in Babcock Hall at the College. The events will include demonstrations of flintknapping, showing how ancient Indians made stone tools. In addition, a local potter will help individuals shape some clay vessels. Artifacts from sites in Ohio and Jordan will be on display, along with casts of fossil humans that depict the origin and evolution of our species. There will be informational booths about the work of the Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society, the Wayne County Historical Society, and the Killbuck Valley Museum (KVM); the KVM will exhibit mastodon bones from an excavation in Holmes County. Activities for children include an “excavation” in which they can find artifacts, reconstructing broken pottery, and “cave painting”. All are encouraged to attend. For further information, call 330-263-2474.