Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Primer on West Virginia Archaeology on January 4, 2011
Dr. Robert Maslowski will present "A Primer on West Virginia Archaeology" at the monthly Tuesday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library on January 4, 2011. He will cover the highlights of prehistoric and historic West Virginia archaeology from the Paleo-Indian period (10,500 BC) to AD 1900 and will discuss classic artifacts, excavations, and current interpretations. Prehistoric archaeology topics covered will include the St. Albans site, late Archaic shell middens, the development of pottery, the mound builders, the Grave Creek Stone, corn agriculture, and who the Native Americans were and where they went. Maslowski will discuss several historic archaeology topics as well, including Revolutionary War forts, Civil War sites, historic cemeteries, industrial archaeology, and slavery.