Saturday, July 19, 2014

Those Who Came Before

Matthew D. Harris, RPA, will present his findings of the early native people of the Schuylkill Valley, at Lock 60 of the Schuylkill Canal in Mont Clare from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20.

Harris will 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.

The event is open to ages 12 and up with an adult, $10 donation. Seating is limited to the first 20 participants.

Pre-registration required by e-mailing:

Those attending should meet at Locktender’s House at Lock 60, off the Route 23 bridge.  

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