Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

Panhandle Trail

Native American History

A view of the excavated rock shelter.

Just 6 miles south of the Panhandle Trail, as the crow flies, is the Meadowcroft Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America. Under a rock overhang, archaeologists discovered evidence of human activity that dates back 19,000 years. Today when you visit the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, you can view this archaeological excavation and explore interpretive villages that show what rural life was like at various times over the past 500 years.

For more information, visit their website.


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