Jefferson County Historian Asked to Evaluate Prehistoric Native American Pictograph

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A historian from the Jefferson County History Center will be presenting his preliminary findings this month.

Late in the fall of 2017, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in Harrisburg was contacted by a local hunter with information about the possible discovery of a possible prehistoric Native American pictograph in west-central Pennsylvania. Pictographs or painted figures were previously unknown in the state because of Pennsylvania’s humid and wet weather that erode exposed surfaces quickly removing applied pigments or media.

In light of this report, Kenneth Burkett, Executive Director of the Jefferson County History Center, was contacted and asked to visit the location and evaluate the site.

His preliminary findings and ongoing research discussing this unique find within the commonwealth will be presented at the Friday, January 19th meeting of the North Fork Chapter 29 Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

The program begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage House at 4 Sylvania Street in Brookville. It is free and open to the public.

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