Archaeology history programs set at two libraries

From staff reports

A program focusing on Venango County history as it relates to archaeology is scheduled at two local libraries this week.

The presentation is entitled “Exploring Venango County Culture History – the Roles of Field Archaeology and Museum Science” and is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Franklin Library and again at 3 p.m. Friday at the Oil City Library.

“We set those particular hours because we want kids, lots of kids, to attend this,” library director Dan Flaherty said. “There will be a lot of information about research, artifacts and the kind of education you need.”

Two speakers are featured in the program, open free to the public.

Sue Curtis, Ph.D., director of the Fisherman’s Cove Preservation Foundation, will present a program on an archaeology project (1960-present) with details focused on field and archival research, site identification and cataloging artifact collections.

She will also discuss methods in developing the proposed Fisherman’s Cove National Register District as to the determination of its significance and how to file a nomination.

Amy Covell-Murthy, archaeology collection manager for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will talk about managing archaeological collections, the occupational fields in anthropology and what courses and other educational requirements are needed to work in that field.