The first annual Archaeology Fair at the Ohio Historical Society took place on October 4, 2008. As with many first ventures attendance was not “standing room only” but we are sure it will increase every year as the word gets out about this great event. The busiest portion of the day was during the last 2 hours as families and scout groups filed through. We thank all of the people who brought displays, all of the speakers and everyone who stopped by to see us!
Here are a few pictures:
Picture one is of Karen Leone, paleobotanist with OhioValley Archaeology and Carrie Sowden of the Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center talking to participants. Picture two is of a visitor and OHS archaeologists Bill Pickard and Brad Lepper reviewing artifacts. Picture three is of Tom Kowalczk and David VanZandt of the Cleveland Underwater Explorers. Picture four is Chris Miller doing a flint knapping demonstration. Picture five is Gary Argabright letting a visitor hold an artifact from his collection. And finally, picture six is of Scott Pansing of the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team showing a family the equipment divers use.
For additional information about the event you can go to http://ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2008/09/discover-ohios-past-at-archaeology-fair.htmlpast-at-archaeology-fair.html .