Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day will offer fun and education for all agesThe Wayne County Historical Society and the College of Wooster will co-host Archaeology Day on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the historical society’s campus, 546 E. Bowman St. in Wooster. There will be a full schedule of events and plenty of activities for kids, including a dig box, or mock archaeological excavation. A food truck will be on site all day. The event is free and open to the public.Professor Olivia Navarro-Farr from the College of Wooster will share discoveries from an ancient Maya city. Professor Beth Derderian and Wooster students will demonstrate their skill with the atlatl, a device for throwing a spear or dart used by indigenous peoples, while the historical society’s Steve Kitchen will demonstrate flint napping.There will be displays of artifacts from 1904 digs in Wayne, Holmes, and Coshocton counties, and from a 1967 College of Wooster dig at Pella in Jordan. Much of the material will be exhibited to the public for the first time. There also will be people on hand to date material brought in by visitors.For more information, call 330-264-8856.


Oct 21 2023


11:00 am - 4:00 pm
June 21, 2024, 8:02 pm