Thursday, August 21, 2014
An article on the history of the First Americans in the current issue of Archaeology magazine features James Adovasio, Ph.D., director of the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute, and highlights his work at Meadowcroft Rockshelter near Pittsburgh. Adovasio began working as principal excavator of the famous rockshelter in the mid-1970s. Meadowcroft holds the distinction of being the longest-occupied site in the Americas, he said, adding that people began camping there episodically as early as 16,000 years ago. Read the complete story here.