July 11, 2014
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Learn at Lunchtime Series
At noon on Friday, July 11 th , the State Museum of Pennsylvania will feature Steve Nissly, lithic technologist at the Learn at Lunchtime Program. Mr Nissly is a very capable flintknapper with over a decade of experience. He is able to reproduce a variety of spear point styles (fluted points, broadspears, triangular arrow points etc…) out of stone using methods that are thousands of years old. His experience is used by archaeologists to aid in the understanding of how prehistoric people lived in Pennsylvania. He will be working from 11:30 to 1:30 in the Hall of Anthropology and Archaeology on the second floor of the State Museum of Pennsylvania. The Learn at Lunchtime Program is held every Friday during the summer from 11:30 until 1:30 at the State Museum and there is no admission fee. The State Museum is located at Third and North Streets in Harrisburg.
August 30, 2014 thru September 1, 2014
Archaeology at Kipona
City Island, Harrisburg, PA
The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s Section of Archaeology will have an interactive display on City Island focusing on the excavations conducted there by the PHMC as part of past celebrations of Archaeology Month. These excavations revealed over 8700 years of Native American habitation. Artifacts from this excavation will be on display as well as the ever popular dugout canoe. The canoe was made using the technology available to Native Americans prior to contact with Europeans and the replica stone tools used to make the dugout will also be on display. One of the more spectacular finds from the excavation was a collection of woodworking tools that date to 4000 years ago. These tools along with the dugout provide a wonderful narrative on Native American transportation and technology. Archaeologists from the State Museum will be on site to answer questions and brochures on the archaeology of Pennsylvania will be available.
October 29, 2014
Archaeology Day at the Capital
In the East Atrium of the State Capitol, the Section of Archaeology will have an information table emphasizing the contributions of archaeology to our society. This is an opportunity to interact with our legislators and promote the preservation of archaeological resources in the Commonwealth.
November 8, 2014
Annual Workshops in Archaeology
The State Museum of Pennsylvania Harrisburg,PA
More information to come...