Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 8, 2022 • 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
Included with Meadowcroft admission | Purchase admission

Add to Calendar10/08/2022 10:00 AM10/08/2022 05:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkArchaeology DayEver wonder how archaeologists learn about everyday life for prehistoric people? Do you have a suspected artifact you want professionally identified? As part of Pennsylvania Archaeology Month, archaeologists from the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will present lectures and identify your artifacts, accompanied by demonstrations of prehistoric technology. Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic VillageMeadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic VillagefalseMM/DD/YYYY

Discover archaeology and the significance of tattooing in America at Meadowcroft’s annual Archaeology Day, in partnership with the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology (SPA), on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Explore the study of archaeology and how you can apply it to your findings from experts with first-hand experience. Learn how people lived from settlers to American Indians and how they used the art of tattooing.

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.

Tickets and Admission

Tickets to Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village are available for advance purchase online. Purchasing tickets in advance is encouraged, but tickets will also be sold at the Visitor Center depending on availability and capacity limits.

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.

Archaeology Day at Meadowcroft, 2017
Archaeology Day at Meadowcroft, 2017
Archaeology Day at Meadowcroft, 2017
Archaeology Day at Meadowcroft, 2017