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Digging the Past Archaeology Day
January 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Have you ever wondered what might lie under the ground in the location of Quadranaou, a prehistoric earthwork between 3rd and 4th street in Marietta, Ohio? Join us for Archaeology Day at Campus Martius Museum and listen to Dr. Jarrod Burks as he reveals his latest findings on this area of Marietta’s ancient history. Other speakers throughout the day will include Jamie Davis, discussing Archaeology with a drone. Ann Lee will give a report on a late archaic to early woodland site in Clermont, County. There will be a presentation on artifact photography called, Artifact Portraiture, by Jerry Anderson, a premier photographer of artifacts. Other pertinent topics will be added before the day of the event.
Campus Martius will also fill its halls with original artifacts from the pre-historic to the historic period displayed by local collectors and others from elsewhere throughout the state. Visitors will be given the rare opportunity to view these items and discuss their significance with their owners and see what might be found in their own backyard. Visitors are also encouraged to bring their local finds for identification. Archaeologist and staff member of the Ohio History Connection, Bill Pickard, will be on hand to give insight into those objects.
Younger students might enjoy the Young Archaeologist area that will have a discovery table and display of artifacts featuring dinosaur bones, fossils, and other rarities.