Seventeenth Annual Archaeology Day at the College of Wooster

Scheduled for Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

27 October, 2016 by Sarah Stanley

WOOSTER, Ohio —Flint-knapping and pottery-making demonstrations, a small-scale simulated excavation, and a wide variety of artifacts promise fun for the entire family at The College of Wooster’s seventeenth annual Archaeology Day, scheduled for Saturday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lowry Center (Beall Ave.) at the College of Wooster.

There will be a number of hands-on activities. The simulated excavation site will enable young children to sift through the dirt and find artifacts, while the demonstrations by an expert flintknapper will show how ancient Indians made stone tools. A local potter will help individuals shape some clay vessels. In addition, artifacts from nearby sites in Ohio and far-away sites in 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.

Sponsored by the Archaeology Program and the Archaeology Student Colloquium at The College of Wooster, the event is designed, in part, to draw attention to the study of archaeology.

Parking will be available in the lots next to Ebert Art Center (1220 Beall Ave.), Taylor Hall (308 E. University) and Freedlander Theatre (329 E. University St.). For more information, call 330-263-2474.