Friday, June 12, 2015

Temple Universities archaeologists will be at Dino Days THIS WEEKEND!

Received the following via email from The Delaware River Railroad Excursions, Phillipsburg, NJ. 

                                    Delaware River Railroad Excursions

For the Delaware River Railroad Excursions Dino Days, folks of all ages are invited to participate in a real archaeological dig! Activities will include interacting with professional archaeologists, digging and screening for artifacts, and getting dirty (but not too dirty)! Native American artifacts that date from 13,000 years ago to the 17th century from the Snyder Farm will be available for viewing.  
Come meet the archaeolgists from Temple University THIS WEEKEND!
Dino Days 

When the region's earliest inhabitants migrated into the New World during the Ice Age, Native Americans frequently revisited the Snyder Farm from 13,000 years ago up to the 17th century. Native people used the surplus of natural resources available at the Snyder Farm to help them survive. Many of these resources, such as toolstone (e.g., flint and jasper) quarries and natural springs, are still present today. An archaeological dig by students at Temple University studies early Native inhabitants and the geologic development of the soils and sediments found along the Delaware River. This will help us to understand Native lifeways and how people in the past adaptedto environmental change through the last 13,000 years.

A full day of family fun!
Whats included:
  1. The Dinosaur Show -  Field Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka. We will take you on a scientific exploration highlighting the world of dinosaurs, fossils and rocks/minerals. 
  2. Scott Wagstaff Ventriloquist and his Zany Animals
  3. Meet and Greet with Davey The Dinosaur - take pictures with our very own favorite dinosaur-Davey
  4. Steam Train Ride-  
    Journey to the Ol'Susquehanna mine and learn how to pan for real gem stones.
  5. 40' bouncy obstacle course
  6. Spin Art
  7. Dino Temporary tattoos
  8. The Dinosaur Game Show -  a whole lot of fun and learning
Also on site our great Dinosaur themed food court and a Dino Days Gift Shop!

Chris Cotty
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
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