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.
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00:14: David Scofield, Director of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
01:02: What Else Was Happening 16,000 Years Ago?
05:44: Expressing Large Timescales in Museums
08:55: Meadowcroft’s 50 Season