Past and current excavations in Dayton have allowed archaeologists to uncover a window into the prehistory of southwestern Ohio, circa 800 years ago. Investigations at two Fort Ancient culture villages have revealed surprising variety in the types of activities practiced at these two sites that are separated only slightly in time and space. This program will highlight two important sites that present archaeologists with interpretive obstacles.  This program will help visitors to understand the differences between these two sites and discuss strategies for recovering and interpreting archaeological data.

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