Events

Mary Leakey’s Footprints

Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Visitors Museum, Building 4 115 State Street, North Adams, MA

Mary Leakey was known as the "cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking" British archaeologist and anthropologist who excavated at various sites in East Africa, along with her husband Louis. One of her most famous excavations at Laetoli, Tanzania uncovered the famous trail of fossil hominid footprints which had been left in volcanic ash some 3.6 million years ago.

Solomon’s Temple

Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Visitors Museum, Building 4 115 State Street, North Adams, MA

Limited surface surveys and no archaeological excavations of the Temple Mount have been conducted since 1867-70 due to religious and political sensitivities. Many feel there is no archaeological evidence to support the existence of Solomon's Temple. However, others state there is plenty of Biblical evidence. This program will investigate both scientific and biblical views of […]

Demons in the Dust

Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Visitors Museum, Building 4 115 State Street, North Adams, MA

The season of the witch is a perfect time to investigate archaeology's many unearthed, ancient treasures. Among them are symbols, statues, monuments, and words that were thought to harness great powers. Some of those powers were thought to be dangerous to humanity.