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August 24, 2018

5 Questions with Dr. Adovasio

We talked with Dr. James Adovasio who, along with his University of Pittsburgh students, conducted an archaeological excavation of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter site on a farm owned by Albert Miller in Avella, Pa. Keep reading to see what Dr. Adovasio had to say about the excavation, the site’s history, and his annual Insider Tours.

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July 31, 2018

The Discovery of the Miller Lanceolate

It was July 31, 1976 when the Miller Point was discovered by Joe Yedlowski. Little did he know that it would spark one of the biggest controversies in North American archaeology – the idea that the continent was inhabited well before the 11,500 years previously believed.

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June 13, 2018

Prehistoric Hunting and the Atlatl

The atlatl (pronounced at-lat-tul) was ubiquitous. This simple weapon was a vital part of the prehistoric toolkit. Prehistoric people certainly understood its mechanical advantage over a spear thrown only with the hand. The atlatl is a launching stick.

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