Archaeology Symposium Coming To West Virginia

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Jun 5, 2013 10:55 am

West Virginia University's Native American Studies Program is holding an archaeology symposium highlighting research by scientists studying the region.

The all-day event on Saturday culminates a weeklong volunteer service effort to help curators clean, number and package archaeological artifacts that have been collected from across the state.

The symposium will be held at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the Humanities Council are partners in the program.

The event will highlight work ranging from 17th century pottery found at Kanawha River Valley villages, to the archaeological interpretation of Revolutionary War-era forts in West Virginia.

The featured speaker is Rebecca Morehouse, curator of state collections at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.

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