Old meets new at FCHS annual meeting

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The community is invited to witness and participate in a brand new technology—the digitalization of archaeological prehistoric artifacts at the annual meeting of the Fayette County Historical Society on Thursday, Nov. 8 at St. Colman hall in Washington C.H.

Recently the museum participated in such a project to document and record nearly 500r projectile points (arrowheads) in its prehistoric collection.

The presenter, Eric Olson, an archaeologist, will demonstrate the data analysis process which includes 2D scanning of the artifact projectile points identifying the raw material (what flint outcrop the stone came from) thickness weight and point type and the time period of the artifact. His expertise is extensive and the public is invited to bring items from their own collections to have them evaluated by Olson. Several thousand year old items from the museum collection will be displayed.

The meeting will be held be at St. Colman hall where homemade desserts will be served at 6:30 to be followed by Olson’s presentation/demonstration at 7, which precedes the business session during which there will be an election of three trustees.

A reminder that the museum’s annual fundraiser, The Cookie Sale, is Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop at the museum to purchase cookies and candy. This is the museum’s only fundraiser. If you have questions please call 740-335-2953.

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