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Special Trip: Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

Sunday, October 12, 2014
12:00am – 11:59pm

Repeats daily until 10/12/2014.

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Avella, PA

The Friends of the Office of State Archaeology (FOSA) and the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center at UConn present a special trip to the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village in Avellain, PA. The bus will leave Connecticut on Friday, October 10 and return on Sunday, October 12.

The 16,000-year-old Meadowcroft Rockshelter is the earliest known site of continuous human habitation in North America! Property owner and museum founder, Albert Miller, discovered the first prehistoric artifacts found at Meadowcroft in 1955. In 1973, the first professional excavation of the Rockshelter was conducted by the Cultural Resource Management Program (CRMP) of the University of Pittsburgh and directed by Dr. James M. Adovasio. Today, ongoing research and excavation continues under the direction of Dr. Adovasio through the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute (MAI). The excavation protocols used at Meadowcroft are considered state-of-the-art and widely regarded as one of the most carefully excavated archaeological sites. Don’t miss this special opportunity to explore this National Historic Landmark and Meadowcroft Village, which recreates an Upper Ohio Valley village from the mid-19th century.

The bus fee is $325 for a double room or $420 for a single room and includes round trip bus transportation (gratuity included), two nights’ accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn, two upgraded full breakfast buffets, entrance to the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, boxed lunches during the Meadowcroft. Advance registration with full payment is due by August 1, 2014. To request a Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village trip registration form, please contact David Colberg at david.colberg@uconn.edu or 860.486.590. Open to adults and children ages 12 and above. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For a preview, visit the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village website http://www.metmuseum.org.

This trip is sponsored by the Friends of the Office of State Archaeology (FOSA) and the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center at UConn.

Contact:

Museum of Natural History - 860.486.5690

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar, Year of Engagement

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