Woodland Encounters

Prehistoric Pennsylvania

Travel 400 years into the past to explore a re-created Eastern Woodland Indian Village at Meadowcroft.

The palisaded settlement includes wigwams, a representative native garden plot, hunting camp, and other educational archaeological features common to Monongahela Indian sites. This program emphasizes the forest-centered lifestyle of pre-contact American Indians in the Upper Ohio Valley. Students have an opportunity to try using an atlatl, a prehistoric spear thrower, and learn about the complex relationship between nature and man.

Grades: All
Program Length: 80 minutes
Availability: April to November
Cost: $7 per student

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