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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Archaeology for Kids and Adults in Marietta, Ohio

The Campus Martius Museum located at 601 Second St., Marietta, is inviting kids and adults to come in an learn about archaeology. On January 21, Participants will take part in an artifact identification clinic, lectures, and flint knapping demonstrations. The Marietta College Geology Club will also be showing fossils and dinosaur collections throughout the day, and  private collections of historic and prehistoric artifacts will also be on display.

If you're in the area on January 21, check out the schedule at the Campus Martius Museum:

  • 11-noon: Jerry Anderson, archaeologist for the Blennerhassett Historical Foundation, will speak on early archaic people of the Ohio Valley.
  • 1-2 p.m.: William Picard, archaeologist for The Ohio Historical Society, will speak on recent discoveries at Pickawillany, a native village and trading post circa 1750.
  • 2-3 p.m.: Doug Angeloni and Tom Hornbrook will speak on record keeping of historic materials from the Great Trail in the Tuscarawas Valley.


Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for students and free for children 5 and younger. For more information or if you would like your artifacts displayed, contact Bill Reynolds at 740-373-3750.


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