Sunday, June 27, 2021

Introducing the Digital Precontact Experience!

Welcome to The Digital Precontact Experience !

Archaeologist and students from the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University, in collaboration with the Fort Recovery Historical Society, have created an online StoryMap that highlights the Fort Recovery Historical Society’s large collection of projectile points, and other stone artifacts. These artifacts date from the Paleoindian (ca. 14,000-7,000 BC) to Late Precontact (post AD 900) periods, and are exhibited in the Fort Recovery State Museum. The new online StoryMap is available via computer, mobile phone, or tablet. The StoryMap includes context about the artifacts and cultural periods, photos and 3D images of selected artifacts, videos, maps, and more. We are so excited that this StoryMap will provide more exhibit content to Museum visitors, provide a way for Museum visitors with accessibility issues to enjoy this exhibit, and will make this collection available digitally to those who cannot visit the Museum. We hope you enjoy this new addition to the Fort Recovery State Museum!

To access The Digital Precontact Experience

·      Use the link above

·      Use this link https://bit.ly/3x0YfqI -- or --

·      Scan this QR code with your phone or iPad


 


This project is made possible in part by the Ohio History Fund, a grant program of the Ohio History Connection. The Ohio History Fund is made possible by voluntary donations of state income tax refunds, sales of Ohio History “mastodon” license plates, and other donations. www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund



Saturday, June 26, 2021

Sunday June 27, Speaker and author Kirby Whitacre at 3:00; and "The Digital Precontact Experience" from 1:00-5:00

3:00 - Author, Kirby Whitacre will present “Characters of the 1790-95 Indian War and the Little-Known Facts that Tie History Together”. Whitacre’s book, The Spirit Traveler; the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country, will be available for purchase and signing before his talk.

1:00-5:00 - Archaeologist, Christine Thompson from the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University, will be at the Fort Recovery State Museum from 1:00 to 5:00 to give the first demonstrations of the “The Digital Precontact Experience.” This online StoryMap highlights the Fort Recovery Historical Society’s large collection of projectile points and other stone artifacts (arrowheads/spearpoints).