Shad Fishing and Stone Tools: Early Native Americans along the Schuylkill River

  • 21 Apr 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Lock 60 Canal Park, Mont Clare, PA


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The SCA is pleased to have Matthew D. Harris, RPA, to present his findings of the early native people of the Schuylkill Valley, who were using the river resources, fishing for Shad, and living on the land thousands of years before us. Matt is currently Senior Archaeologist and Principal Geospatial Analyst at URS Corporation and investigated nearby archeological sites to tell the story of these people for his thesis at Temple University. Matt is going to discuss the context of the land during this time, the Middle Woodland Period people and their forays and settlement in the Schuylkill Valley for seasonal fish migrations and regional trade in tool making resources evident from lithic materials, biface and ceramic types found in our region. Weather permitting, the indoor presentation will be followed by a moderately difficult 1.5 hour hike up the first ravine to the same vistas of the Schuylkill River Valley seen by these early native people.

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