Archaeology Day Activities Scheduled to Take Place This Saturday at Wooster

19th annual event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

16 October, 2017 by Sarah Stanley

WOOSTER – On Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the department of archaeology the Archaeology Student Colloquium at The College of Wooster will hold the 19th annual Archaeology Day. This event is presented in conjunction with International Archaeology Day, which is sponsored by a number of organizations in the United States and abroad.

All activities will take place indoors in Lowry Center (1189 Beall Ave.). The events will include demonstrations of flintknapping and show how ancient Indians made stone tools. In addition, a local potter will help individuals shape clay vessels. Activities for children include an “excavation” in which they can find artifacts, reconstructing broken pottery, and “cave painting.”

Artifacts from sites in Ohio and Jordan will be on display, along with casts of fossil humans that depict the origin and evolution of our species. There will be informational booths about the work of the Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society and the Wayne County Historical Society. For more information, call 330-263-2474.