Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 3, 2020 • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
Included with admission to Meadowcroft

Add to Calendar10/03/2020 11:00 AM10/03/2020 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

During Archaeology Day, experts from across the state will share in-depth presentations on the importance of understanding perishable technologies, such as basketry and textiles, in the study of prehistoric people.

Visitors can also see demonstrations of weaving, basketry and flint knapping, a technique for making stone tools.

In addition, visitors can bring their own American Indian artifacts for identification and analysis by experts with more than 50 years of combined experience with archaeological artifacts.

Throughout the day, visitors can step inside a wigwam in a recreated 16th-century Monongahela Indian Village, watch a blacksmith forge red-hot iron in the 19th-century Meadowcroft Village, and tour the Meadowcroft Rockshelter.

Admission

All Archaeology Day activities are included with regular Meadowcroft admission: $15 for adults, $14 for senior citizens, and $7 for students and children ages 6-17. Children ages 5 and under and History Center members get in free.

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.