The public is invited to meet archaeologists from
Archaeologists will be on
The excavations conducted between 1992 and 2004 reveal more than 9,600 years of Native American habitation.
Select artifacts will be on display as well as the popular dugout canoe replica. PHMC archaeologists made the canoe using the stone tool technology Native Americans used prior to contact with Europeans.
One of the more spectacular finds from the excavation was a collection of 4,500-year-old woodworking tools. These tools, along with those used to make the dugout canoe, provide a wonderful narrative on Native American transportation and technology.
The archaeological record shows that
Excavators found these vestiges scattered in and around cooking hearths, roasting pits and stone boiling pits about 2 feet to 3 feet below the surface. The number and variety of the tools point to these groups having spent several months on the island.
Museum hours are Wed. through Sat.,
For more information about the museum, visit www.statemuseumpa.org.
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