Heavy rains damage ancient rock shelter

Published on August 7th, 2013 | by Admin

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Heavy rains in Pennsylvania last month have damaged one of the earlier archaeologist sites in North America: the Meadowcroft Rock Shelter.

“The part of the site damaged includes maybe 75 to 80 separate occupational moments in the site’s history,” he said.

Adovasio said the affected area doesn’t include the deepest or oldest material, but is from the period between 3,000 and 10,000 years ago.

While the damage was upsetting, Adovasio said, it created an unplanned opportunity to work at the site.

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Story: Dana Massing, Erie Times | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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