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MARIETTE — “Prehistoric Artifacts Found at Clark Site” is the subject of the next episode of The Castle’s bi-monthly Third Thursday Talk at 7 p.m. on August 18.

The donation-based program is offered as both a virtual and in-person option, with reservations required for both options and limited space.

Nine years of fieldwork at the Nathaniel Clark Pottery site on the castle grounds has produced thousands of early 19th century objects related to the Clarks’ manufacturing business and domestic life. On rare occasions, Native American prehistoric artifacts have also been recovered. Castle archaeologist Wes Clarke will illustrate and discuss these prehistoric artifacts, including their age and use in Native American cultures.

Clarke is a licensed professional archaeologist and has worked on projects in the American Midwest and Southeast Asia for over 45 years, including field research for the University of Miami, University of Tennessee, Ohio Historical Society, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Michigan History Division, Marietta College, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. When he came to work at the Chateau in 2013, Clarke set up an archaeological program to investigate Clark’s site.

People can learn more or register at https://mariettacastle.org/events.

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