Meadowcroft Rockshelter

Meadowcroft Rockshelter (HMR1G)

Location: Avella, PA 15312 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 17.176', W 80° 29.521'

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A deeply stratified archaeological site, its deposits span nearly 16,000 years. Discovered in 1973 by Albert Miller and excavated by University of Pittsburgh archaeologists. Meadowcroft revealed North America's earliest known evidence of human presence and the the New World's longest sequence of human occupation. All of eastern North America's major cultural stages appear in its remarkably complete archaeological record.
HM NumberHMR1G
Year Placed1999
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:30pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] HEIDI D. CRUPE  [2] HEIDI D. CRUPE  [3] HEIDI D. CRUPE  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 543179 N 4459654
Decimal Degrees40.28626667, -80.49201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.176', W 80° 29.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 10.56" N, 80° 29' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)724, 412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 720 Village Rd, Avella PA 15312, US
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The marker is in excellent condition should be a stop for everyone who lives history and archaeology.

Jun 3, 2017 at 8:35am PDT by soldiers

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