International Archaeology Day Invites Visitors to ‘Dig In” to the Past

Exhibits and demonstrations to take place at The College of Wooster’s Lowry Center on Saturday

16 October, 2015 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Wooster’s Program in Archaeology will give area residents an opportunity to “dig in” to a variety of topics when it celebrates International Archaeology Day Saturday (Oct. 17) in Lowry Center (1189 Beall Ave.). The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m.

The art of pottery production and flintknapping, which was used by prehistoric Indians to produce stone tools, will be demonstrated, while artifacts from several regions in North America and the Near East, including several mastodon bones retrieved from an excavation in Morrow County in 2014, will be on display. In addition, children will have a chance to find “artifacts” in a mock excavation, and to piece together broken ceramics. The Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society and the Wayne County Historical Society will also be present to explain the functions of their respective organizations.

Additional information about International Archaeology Day is available by phone (330-263-2145) or e-mail.