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October 2022

Homeschool Programs: Groovin with Stone Axes

October 12 @ 10:00 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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For thousands of years, indigenous people in Pennsylvania built homes, made canoes and cleared forests with stone tools. These tools are often found buried in our landscape, and as artifacts they provide archaeologists with an opportunity to study the activities of people that lived long ago. Join curators Janet Johnson, Melanie Mayhew and Liz Wagner from the Section of Archaeology, to complete STEAM activities and use archaeological methods to examine stone axe artifacts. Registration and pre-payment is required. Each program…

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Workshops in Archaeology

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Pathways to the Past The theme of this year’s program centers around archaeology as a tool for discovering a pathway to the past. Archaeologists have identified physical pathways such as Indigenous foot paths, portages, and trade routes but there are also the pathways archaeology can offer in enriching, and sometimes correcting narratives of the past.   Pennsylvania’s landscape of rolling mountains, plateaus and ridges, and major river valleys were physical factors that influenced settlement of the Commonwealth.  Foot paths created by…

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