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June 2018
Flint Knapping

Meet the Experts: Flint knapping

June 28 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Which one doesn't belong? Join Sr. Curator Kurt Carr and Curator Janet Johnson to learn about what materials Native Americans used for flint knapping of projectile points and making of stone tools. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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July 2018
Curator Janet Johnson

Meet the Experts: Native American Bone Tools

July 12 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Which one doesn't belong? Join Janet Johnson, Curator of Archaeology and Callista Holmes, Archaeology Lab Manager, to discover the many ways animal bones were used everyday by Native Americans. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Meet the Experts: Who’s Diggin PA

July 19 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join David Burke and Elizabeth Wagner, Curators of Archaeology, to explore new collections coming to the State Museum’s Archaeology Section from state and federal projects. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Meet the Experts: Archaeology and Toys thru Time

July 26 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Children's toys are often recovered at archaeological sites.  Join Elizabeth Wagner and Kim Sebestyen, Curators of Archaeology, to explore how these children's artifacts are helping to tell the stories of those often left out of the history books. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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August 2018
Fluted points are the hallmark artifact of the Paleoindian period

Meet the Experts: Preserving our Past Archaeology Lab

August 9 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join Andrea Carr and Callista Holmes, Archaeology Lab Managers to explore how museums curate archaeological specimens to preserve for research and interpretation. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Meet the Experts: History of Digging Fort Hunter

August 16 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join Jim Herbstritt and Kim Sebestyen, Curators of Archaeology,  to hear about their discoveries from excavations at Fort Hunter Mansion & Park. Learn how artifacts recovered at Fort Hunter help to tell the story of daily activities of Native Americans 9,000 years ago, through the colonial period to present day. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.    

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Learn at Lunchtime: Archaeology

August 24 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join Curator of Archaeology Janet Johnson to learn about the upcoming Fort Hunter dig.  

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September 2018

Archaeology at 2018 Kipona Festival

September 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 3, 2018

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join the Archaeology Staff of The State Museum for Kipona on City Island. They will be featuring the dugout canoe and discussing the archaeology. The event is free to the general public and runs from September 1 through September 3.

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Archaeology at 2018 Kipona Festival

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 3, 2018

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join the Archaeology Staff of The State Museum for Kipona on City Island. They will be featuring the dugout canoe and discussing the archaeology. The event is free to the general public and runs from September 1 through September 3.

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Archaeology at 2018 Kipona Festival

September 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 3, 2018

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join the Archaeology Staff of The State Museum for Kipona on City Island. They will be featuring the dugout canoe and discussing the archaeology. The event is free to the general public and runs from September 1 through September 3.

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2018 Fort Hunter Archaeology Excavation

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 5, 2018

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, 5300 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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The Section of Archaeology at the State Museum will be conducting their excavation at Fort Hunter between September 5 and October 5, 2018. The public is welcome to visit and archaeologists will be on site, weekdays between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Visitors at Fort Hunter Mansion and Park enjoy learning about the archaeological investigation and often stop by several times a week to check on our progress. This is a great opportunity to visit an archaeological site and experienced…

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2018 Fort Hunter Archaeology Excavation

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 5, 2018

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, 5300 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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The Section of Archaeology at the State Museum will be conducting their excavation at Fort Hunter between September 5 and October 5, 2018. The public is welcome to visit and archaeologists will be on site, weekdays between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Visitors at Fort Hunter Mansion and Park enjoy learning about the archaeological investigation and often stop by several times a week to check on our progress. This is a great opportunity to visit an archaeological site and experienced…

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