Special Insider Tour: 50th Anniversary of Rockshelter Excavation

Date & Time
Sunday, Jun. 18, 2023
1:00 PM
Location Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village 401 Meadowcroft Road
Avella PA, 15312
Ticketing $30 for non-members, $15 for members

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Celebrate the Rockshelter’s golden anniversary with a special Insider Tour. 

On June 18, 1973, a team of archaeologists began excavation of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter. On the 50th anniversary of this date, visitors are invited to a special, exclusive Insider Tour with James M. Adovasio, Ph.D., who achieved international acclaim with his archaeological excavation of the Rockshelter. Dr. Adovasio will share his own experiences of that historical dig during an in-depth tour of the National Landmark.

Recognized as the oldest site of human habitation in North America, the Rockshelter was used by the region’s earliest inhabitants more than 19,000 years ago. The National Historic Landmark features a massive rock overhang used by the region’s earliest inhabitants for shelter as early as 19,000 years ago. Meadowcroft was named one of the “Five Great Places to See Evidence of First Americans” by Smithsonian magazine.

Dr. Adovasio’s presentation begins in the Visitor Center with tours of the Rockshelter to immediately follow.


Insider tours of the Rockshelter with Dr. Adovasio cost $30 for non-members and $15 for History Center members. Please register in advance online to reserve your spot.