Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 13, 2018 • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
Included with admission to Meadowcroft

Add to Calendar10/13/2018 12:00 PM10/13/2018 05:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkArchaeology DayAs 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.Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic VillageMeadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic VillagefalseMM/DD/YYYY

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.

Archaeology Day at Meadowcroft, 2017
Archaeology Day at Meadowcroft, 2017
Archaeology Day at Meadowcroft, 2017
Archaeology Day at Meadowcroft, 2017

For more information, please contact Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village at 724-587-3412.