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Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
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401 Meadowcroft Road, Avella, PA, United States, 15312
Though a bit offbeat, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is a must visit for anyone interested in history, anthropology and archaeology. Nestled besides the Cross Creek, it is a rock-house under a sandstone overhanging cliff. As per archaeological digs, it is said to be the continent's oldest human habitat location. Go back to prehistoric times as you explore the bluff shelter where excavations still take place. The site was discovered only in 1955 and archaeological work started much later in 1973. Two million artifacts were found from the initial digs, making it one of the most important archaeological sites in the country as well as continent. Check out the Historic Village to get a glimpse of 19th-century rural life. Check out the Trails to Trains exhibit to know about the impact of transportation. Or the re-imagined Prehistoric Indian Village about 16th-century Native Americans where re-enactors make it even more livelier. Finally the Frontier Trading Post will tell you about the advent of the European settlers. With so much to do, it certainly not mundane at this fabulous site.
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