Historical and Museum Commission Salutes Pennsylvania’s First Farmers at Farm Show
The commission’s “Petroglyphs of
“The first farmers in what is now
Franco said archaeologists from the State Museum have found storage pits used for preserving dried corn and other food by Native Americans in
Petroglyphs are frequently associated with early farming societies. Although their specific meaning is unknown, they frequently are related to territorial boundaries or predicting the seasons. The Little Indian Rock petroglyphs have six images of serpents that align with the annual solstice or equinox. These would have been extremely important dates in early farming societies.
The “Petroglyphs of
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