Campus Martius Museum hosts archaeology day

Guests are invited to spend Jan. 21 at the Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta, learning about archaeology. Participants will take part in an artifact identification clinic, lectures, and flint knapping demonstrations.

Marietta College Geology Club will show fossil and dinosaur collections throughout the day. Private collections of historic and prehistoric artifacts will also be on display. Contemporary items will be on sale for the day.

Speakers

Sessions include:

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.

Cost

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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