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Dig It: Meadowcroft Archaeology Day
October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
As part of Pennsylvania Archaeology Month, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village will host Archaeology Day on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in partnership with the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. Meadowcroft, part of the Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center museum system, will host experts from across the state for presentations about how archaeologists use cutting-edge technology to learn about the lives of prehistoric people.
Visitors can learn about flint knapping, a technique for making stone tools, 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.
Throughout the day, Meadowcroft 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, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest site of human habitation in North America.
All Archaeology Day activities are included with regular admission to Meadowcroft. Admission is $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. For more information, visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/meadowcroft or call 724-587-3412.