Archaeology Graduate Student Smeltzer Organizes Indiana County Historical Booth at County Fair

Posted on 8/23/2012 1:26:48 PM

Marion Smeltzer, president of the Indiana County Archaeological Society (ICAS) and graduate student in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology Program at IUP, will return to the Indiana County Fair for the seventh year with a booth describing the archaeology of Indiana County. This year, the theme will be “The Way It Was: Seeing the Past through Historic Artifacts.”

In addition to examples artifacts used during the past 150 years, Smeltzer will have booklets, brochures, and lesson plans for teachers and others interested in the county’s history. The booth will be located in the Picnic Pavilion at Mack Park, and someone will be available from August 26 through September 1 when the fair is open to answer questions and provide information. Several demonstrations of ground penetrating radar will also be scheduled during the fair.

The booth is cosponsored by IUP Archaeological Services, the Indiana County Historical Society, and ICAS. Materials have been provided by the National Park Service, Society for American Archaeology, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Historical, and Museum Commission.

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