History 19,000 Years in the Making

Presented by David Scofield, Director of Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

In 1955, a local farmer found Indian artifacts excavated by a groundhog, high above the banks of Cross Creek near Avella. Excavation of the site by the University of Pittsburgh began in 1973. Subsequent radiocarbon dating placed the earliest human occupation of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter at 19,000 years ago. In this illustrated talk, David will share the story of the discovery of this National Historic Landmark.

Friday, March 27
2:00 p.m.