Sponsored by: Program in Archaeology and the Archaeology Student Colloquium at the College of Wooster
The Program in Archaeology and the Archaeology Student Colloquium at the College of Wooster in Ohio will hold its 20th annual Archaeology Day in conjunction with International Archaeology Day sponsored by the AIA and other organizations. Our event will be listed as one of the events in Ohio Archaeology Month. The event includes the following exhibits: the Wayne County Historical Society will display artifacts from a number of prehistoric Native American sites throughout the region; the Wayne Country Cemetery Preservation Society showcases information on the historic cemeteries in the county, with maps, pictures, and descriptions of the field work that involves recording information from gravestones and genealogical research; a display of fossil casts depicting the stages of human evolution; an array of ceramic artifacts from the site of Pella in Jordan where the College sponsored a major excavation for 20 years. Participation activities will include: flintknapping by a local expert who demonstrates the technique for the manufacture of stone tools and guides people in learning the basic method; making ceramic vessels using the coiling technique under the direction of a local potter; mending broken ceramic vessels to see how restoration work occurs.