‘Dig It’ at Meadowcroft

October 6, 2017
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Archaeologists from the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will present lectures and identify artifacts in honor of Pennsylvania Archaeology Month from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday during “Dig It” at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village in Avella. Archaeologists will present a program titled “Experimental Archaeology: How We Know What We Know,” in which they will discuss the tools and techniques they use to learn about the everyday lives of prehistoric people. Visitors can learn about flint knapping from an expert flintknapper and prehistoric food processing using experimental technology. 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. Archaeology Day events are included with regular admission to Meadowcroft. Cost is $15 for adults, $14 for senior citizens and $7 for children 6 to 17 years old. Children younger than 6 and History Center members are free. For more information, visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/meadowcroft or call 724-587-3412.


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