How this rare Luzerne County bead blends history with technology

How this rare Luzerne County bead blends history with technology

In the early 1980s, Emanco Inc. archaeologists recovered a glass bead, three gunflints and two musket balls from the Gould Island site in Luzerne County, Pa. Most unusual was the discovery of this blue-and-white glass bead. On one side, the artifact depicts symbols of a man-in-the-moon and two stars. The reverse side features a shooting …

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Press Release: July 2016 Highlights

Press Release: July 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for July 2016: Community FREE Day Mark your calendar. The State Museum is offering free admission on Saturday, July 30. July 2016 Learn at Lunchtime Learn at Lunchtime features a variety of engaging discussions and presentations. This program, included with general admission to The State …

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Expedition North Pole: New Kensington surgeon brings home artistry of Inuit culture

Expedition North Pole: New Kensington surgeon brings home artistry of Inuit culture

More than 100 years ago, the race to claim the North Pole was a significant feat which many had tried, but none had succeeded. The opportunity to join Admiral Robert Peary’s 1908-1909 expedition was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a young physician from western Pennsylvania. Doctor John W. Goodsell (1873-1949), a native of New Kensington, Westmoreland …

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“First Pennsylvanians”: Unearthing the most recent findings with Kurt Carr

“First Pennsylvanians”: Unearthing the most recent findings with Kurt Carr

For years, Kurt Carr sifted through manuals and guides in search a Pennsylvania archaeology book that could be easily read and digested by the general public.   He didn’t have much luck. So…he decided to write his own. Recently, “First Pennsylvanians: The Archaeology of Native Americans, co-authored by Carr and Roger W. Moeller, hit both …

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PA Historical and Museum Commission Presents “First Pennsylvanians: The Archaeology of Native Americans in Pennsylvania”

PA Historical and Museum Commission Presents “First Pennsylvanians: The Archaeology of Native Americans in Pennsylvania”

  Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission today announced the publication of “First Pennsylvanians: The Archaeology of Native Americans in Pennsylvania.” The first comprehensive review of Native American archaeology in Pennsylvania for a general audience, the book is based on recent findings and previously unpublished research. With more than 240 illustrations of …

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