Jefferson County Chert Topic of Archaeology Presentation on March 18

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Jefferson County chert is the topic of an archaeology presentation on Friday, March 18, at The Heritage House in Brookville.

Kenneth Burkett, Executive Director of the Jefferson County History Center will present his program on Jefferson County Chert at the Friday evening meeting of the North Fork Chapter 29 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

The program begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Jefferson County chert is a poorly recognized lithic material that is found within the geologic context of northwestern Pennsylvania. Local Native Americans quarried and used this stone to make projectile points and other stone tools as early as 7000 BC.

Because of its limited sourcing, it creates a fingerprint of the movement of people over thousands of years within this region.

Burkett will help identify the sourcing area of this stone and discuss a series of local quarry sites and its known utilization by prehistoric Native American populations

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

The Heritage House located at 4 Sylvania Street in Brookville.


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