Digging the Past Archaeology Day, Saturday January 21st, 2012 in Marietta


Digging the Past Archaeology Day, Saturday January 21st, 2012 in Marietta

If you have the winter-time blahs and think you might feel a little cooped up this weekend, you are invited to the Second Annual Digging the Past Archaeology Day from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm this Saturday January 21st at the Campus Martius Museum in beautiful and historic Marietta Ohio. The museum is built on the site of Campus Martius, the original fortified settlement at Marietta constructed in 1787 by Rufus Putnam, Manasseh Cutler and the other settlers from New England. Marietta would go on to become the first permanent town in the Old Northwest Territory. It is also home to some of the best preserved prehistoric earthworks in Ohio great antique shops and the Rossi Pasta factory. So there is plenty to do at the museum and see in town to make the trip worthwhile.

Digging the Past will include displays, lectures and presentations on current archaeological research, artifact identification and flint knapping.Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for students. Its free for OHS members (a good reason to join) and for children under 5. For further information call the Campus Martius Museum at 1-800-860-0145 or see the attached link.
Bill Pickard

http://campusmartiusmuseum.org/events.html

Posted January 17, 2012
Topics: Archaeology

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