Archaeology Day

Date & Time
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village 401 Meadowcroft Road
Avella PA, 15312
Ticketing This event is included with regular Meadowcroft admission. Purchasing tickets in advance online is encouraged, but tickets will also be sold at the Visitor Center depending on availability and capacity limits.

Discover archaeology and the significance of tattooing in America at Meadowcroft’s annual Archaeology Day, in partnership with the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology (SPA).

This year’s theme is “Tattooing and Other Forms of Body Alteration: Expressions of Self & Status.” Join archaeologists and experts for a discussion and demonstration on the practice of tattooing and other forms of body modification and their significance in America among American Indians and Europeans. It will also showcase the traditional tools, pigments, and materials used.

Speakers will include:

As part of the event, SPA members can help you identify your own artifacts, and staff from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office can assist with recording your archaeological site.

Throughout the day, explore Meadowcroft’s Historic Village and Indian Village, and take tours of the Rockshelter, a National Historic Landmark.

Meadowcroft will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 8.

Other Information

For information about admission, directions and parking, and accessibility, please click here.