Archaeology Calendar

June 11, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

Forget Me Not - Labeling Artifacts for the Future - There are over 8 million archaeological artifacts and associated records in the collections at the State Museum. One of the ways we ensure that information on these artifacts is not lost is through labeling. Can you spot labels on artifacts in the museum?

 

June 18, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

Pots of Clay and What They Say - Pottery has been around for thousands of years. Discover the types of decoration used on these pots, and what they say about the people who used them.

 

June 25, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

It’s all about the face - Washington Boro ceramics are often distinguished by an effigy, or image, of a human face on the pottery. Allow the archaeological curators at the State Museum to share their knowledge about this face-inating decoration.

 

July 2, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

Who’s diggin' PA??? – Archaeology happens every day in Pennsylvania. Learn about why archaeology happens, and the role of curators in preserving the past.

 

July 9, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

Chipped Stone and the Prehistoric Tool Box – Explore the various types of chipped stone tools used by the prehistoric residents of Pennsylvania, and watch a demonstration of the process used to make these tools – flint knapping.

 

July 16, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

Groovin' with Stone Axes - The archaeological collections at the State Museum contain over 700 prehistoric stone axes. Join us for an explanation of these fascinating tools, and how we are researching them to learn more about the prehistoric people of this area.

 

July 23, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

Pots of Clay and What They Say - Pottery has been around for thousands of years. Discover the types of decoration used on these pots, and what they say about the people who used them.

 

July 30, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

Forget Me Not - Labeling Artifacts for the Future - There are over 8 million archaeological artifacts and associated records in the collections at the State Museum. One of the ways we ensure that information on these artifacts is not lost is through labeling. Can you spot labels on artifacts in the museum?

 

August 6, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

Chipped Stone and the Prehistoric Tool Box – Explore the various types of chipped stone tools used by the prehistoric residents of Pennsylvania, and watch a demonstration of the process used to make these tools – flint knapping.

 

August 13, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

Who’s diggin' PA??? – Archaeology happens every day in Pennsylvania. Learn about why archaeology happens, and the role of curators in preserving the past.

 

August 20, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

It’s all about the face - Washington Boro ceramics are often distinguished by an effigy, or image, of a human face on the pottery. Allow the archaeological curators at the State Museum to share their knowledge about this face-inating decoration.

 

August 27, 2015

Nature Lab presentation at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1-2pm

 Groovin' with Stone Axes - The archaeological collections at the State Museum contain over 700 prehistoric stone axes. Join us for an explanation of these fascinating tools, and how we are researching them to learn more about the prehistoric people of this area.

September-October 2015

Excavations at Fort Hunter

Fort Hunter, Harrisburg, PA

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s Section of Archaeology will be continuing excavations at Fort Hunter during September and October of 2015. Archaeologists will be looking for evidence of the French and Indian War era Fort, in addition to documenting the prehistoric occupation at the site dating back at least 8,000 years. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer brief descriptions of the archaeological process.

 

November 14, 2015

Annual Workshops in Archaeology

The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA

The theme of the 2015 workshops is farming.

More information will be available in Summer 2015.