Archaeology Program Set for Tonight to Focus on Paleo-Indian Occupations

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – An archaeology program that will focus on Paleo-Indian occupations is scheduled for tonight, November 21, at the Heritage House in Brookville.

Jennifer Rankin will be presenting her research at 7:00 p.m.

Ms. Rankin, a resident of Porter Township in Clarion County, is a PhD student at Temple University and senior archaeologist with URS Corporation in Pittsburgh. Her research at Temple involves reconstructing former landscapes in dynamic environments and/or during periods of dramatic climate change.

Rankin will present her most recent research with a focus on understanding why early Native populations used particular landscapes and human response to environmental changes endured through time with a primary focus on the Paleo-Indian period 10,000 – 12,500 years ago.

She will provide an overview of the Wosochlo Farm excavations in Schuylkill County and the Snyder Complex along the Delaware River at

The program is free and open to the public.

The event is hosted by North Fork Chapter 29 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

For more information, contact Ken Burkett at (814) 849-0077 or email [email protected]

The Heritage House is located at 4 Sylvania Street in Brookville.


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