In the Lab: Help Needed to Wrap-up Glunk Site Artifacts

NCC8 has officially closed the Glunk Site (36LY0345) and backfilled the open excavation units. Of course, it was time to wind the dig down, but the fact that the units contained about three feet of water contributed to that decision.

NCC8 members volunteer to process Glunk Site artifacts
The result is hundreds and hundreds of bagged artifacts from 29 excavation units. Luckily, we've had an intern helping us with the washing and cataloging but we need more assistance.

Some members have been joining intern Ben Conrad at Hands-on Heritage's headquarters in South Williamsport, learning how to identify artifacts from the stone and general debris that were bagged during the screening process.

They're also learning how to update the database, using a shared Google Spreadsheet to input information about the artifacts, and assigning accession numbers to special finds and groups of artifacts.

Donations are desperately needed to continue the processing of the Glunk Site artifacts, and members and the general public are asked to send any amount to NCC8. The more funds we can generate, the quicker we can complete the cataloging and the writing of a final report.

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Annual Archaeology, Indian Artifact Fair

If you enjoy learning about prehistoric cultures in Lycoming County, the time to share your collected curiosities is at the Third Annual NCC8 Indian Artifact Fair.
Northcentral Chapter 8, Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will host the educational open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30, 2019, at the Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St.
The event is directed by Tom “Tank” Baird, vice president of NCC8 and an iHeartRadio contributor, who will bring his personal collection to share, and help identify artifacts and speak about local prehistory.