College of Wooster to Host 15th Annual Archaeology Day on Saturday

Activities and attractions for all ages scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lowry Center

16 October, 2014 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — Fossil fragments, stone tools, and a variety of other artifacts will be on display when The College of Wooster hosts the 15th annual Archaeology day on Saturday (Oct. 18) in Lowry Center (1189 Beall Ave.). The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. and continues through 4 p.m.

Attractions include fragments from an ancient mastodon found during a recent excavation in Morrow County, and demonstrations by an expert flintknapper showing how ancient Indians made stone tools. In addition, 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 also be informational booths about the work of the Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society and the Wayne County Historical Society. For children, there will be opportunities to reconstruct broken pottery and participate in "cave painting."

Archaeology Day is sponsored by the Archaeology Program and the Archaeology Student Colloquium at The College of Wooster. Parking will be available in the lots next to Ebert Art Museum (1220 Beall Ave.), Taylor Hall (308 E. University St.), and Freedlander Theatre (329 E. University St.). For further information, call 330-263-2474.