41. 16,000 Years at the Meadowcroft Rockshelter with David Scofield
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View Shownotes As the oldest site of human habitation in North America, the Meadowcroft Rockshelter has a challenge: how to convey its mind-boggling timescale, spanning from prehistory to the 19th century? David Scofield, director of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, describes how the museum is designed to connect the big changes in how people lived through 16,000 years of history. The Meadowcroft Rockshelter opens for its 50th season on May 5th, 2018. It is part of the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pennsylvania. Made possible by listeners like you. Join Club Archipelago today. Guest: David Scofield Topics Discussed 00:00: Intro 00:14: David Scofield, Director of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village 01:02: What Else Was Happening 16,000 Years Ago? 01:30: Discovery 04:20: Beringia 05:44: Expressing Large Timescales in Museums 08:55: Meadowcroft’s 50 Season 09:14: OutroSupport Museum Archipelago