In 2005, we marked the beginning of exploration for natural gas and have seen ongoing drilling and natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale and other gas seams.The story alone of how Meadowcroft was discovered is the stuff that makes for good folktales or points to the hand of Divine Providence.Lastly, the village of the Museum of Rural Life recreates the sights and sounds of daily activities in a 19th-century rural community: a hand-built log house, a one-room school, spinning-wheel demonstrations, and iron forging in a working blacksmith shop. He is the author of more than 500 books, book chapters, monographs, articles, and papers which include “The Invisible Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Pre-History,” “The First Americans: In Pursuit of Archaeology’s Greatest Mystery,” and “Basketry Technology,” and most recently “Strangers in a New Land.” Adovasio received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Arizona and doctorate in anthropology from the University of Utah.Thousands of years of weathering and erosion made this place a cave-like shelter for prehistoric human sojourners—affording them protection from the elements without and a space to rest, sleep and eat within.Once I reached the top of the steps, I could move freely over a spacious, human-made platform, designed to hold small capacity crowds.He is currently the Director of Archaeology at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University. Archaeologist John Duggan Graduate Research Assistant John graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in History and Anthropology specializing in the Archaeological Sciences and Classical Cultures.For information on tours of and volunteering opportunities at the Old Vero Ice Age Site, visit the Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee website by clicking here. He has worked as an excavator and a field supervisor of Etruscan and Roman Archaeology at the Poggio Civitate Field School and Archaeological Site near Siena, Italy.
Assuming that the groundhog had dug up the bones, Miller wondered what lay beneath the soil.I was told that casual visitors once had to ascend with the aid of a rope assemblage, and long before that, Native Americans had to reach it using whatever devices or efforts at their disposal.Carved by nature in a bluff overlooking a tributary of the Ohio River known as Cross Creek, the ancient rockshelter above had remained tucked away for millennia within a lush green, hilly landscape of what is today called the Allegheny Plateau of western Pennsylvania.This flight of seemingly countless steps, ascending with rails almost like scaffolding to a destination high above, invited a small sense of adventure.But I could envision that, long before this modern, convenient construction, human visitors surely had a more challenging task.