West Virginia Archaeology Month
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History maintains a calendar of history and archaeology related events on its website. Check to see what's coming up at: http://www.wvculture.org/events.aspx.
West Virginia Archaeology Month usually takes place in October and features many educational activities for the public. For more information, visit the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's Web site at:
Fort Edwards is one of the many forts that guarded Virginia's settlers from the French and their Indian allies. Explore the fort and its wide variety of excavated artifacts to learn more about what life was like in and around the fort in the 1700s. For more information, visit: www.fortedwards.org/ftedhome.htm.
Delf Norona Museum at the Grave Creek Mound Historic Site
The heart of the Grave Creek Mound Historic site is probably the most famous and largest of the Adena Burial mounds. A massive undertaking, the total effort required moving more than 60,000 tons of earth. Artifacts and exhibits interpreting the lifestyle of the Adena people are displayed in the Delf Norona Museum, which is adjacent to the 2,000-year-old mound. The museum is also home to a new wing dedicated to archaeology in West Virginia. It houses some of the state's artifacts and also allows visitors to view the facility's research lab. For more information, call 304-843-4128, or visit: www.wvculture.org/sites/gravecreek.html.
At the Lost World Caverns, most of the attraction is underground. A 4-hour tour of beautiful underground caverns is available for people of all ages with no special equipment necessary, though it's not for the claustrophobic, and you will get muddy! There is also a museum for those who don't want to participate in the tour, and this museum includes exhibits on fossils, minerals and geology. For more information: http://www.lostworldcaverns.com/museum.html.
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