CU presentation focuses on Native American petroglyphs

October 11, 2019

Ken Burkett, executive director of Jefferson County Historical Society and field associate for Carnegie Museum, will present “On the Rocks at Parkers Landing: Native American Petroglyphs in the Allegheny Drainage” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in room 105 Founders Hall, Clarion University.

In northwestern Pennsylvania, only a few special places still exist where evidence of prehistoric activities can be found as part of the undisturbed natural landscape. The Parkers Landing Petroglyphs is one of the rarest, and perhaps most significant, of these sites.

For many generations, native people visited this Allegheny River bank site to inscribe in the rocks images of humans, fish, birds, animals and their tracks, as well mythological figures and other abstract forms. Burkett will present an updated overview of this important site, discuss its seasonal use and its relationship to other rock art sites within the Upper Ohio Valley.

His visit is part of Clarion University Anthropology Club's speaker series.

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