4,000-year-old emoji discovered on Susquehanna River island

If you think emojis are a fade, think again. This 😐 neutral face carved rock unearthed on…

Peculiar Names: Cocalico

"Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?" Lancaster County is full of communities with peculiar…

Ancient Native American eel weirs slumber beneath the waters of the Susquehanna

Before the Egyptians built the Pyramids of Giza, Native Americans were constructing giant stone structures on…

Artifact: ‘Indian Relics of the Lower Susquehanna Valley Preserved for the Public’ brochure

I was recently made aware of this rare vintage brochure from the 1950s entitled "Indian Relics…

November 19: Native American Rock Carvings on the Lower Susquehanna River Presentation

Join me at the Solanco Historical Society in Quarryville for my "Native American Carvings on the…

Armchair Explorer: LiDAR Scans of Little and Big Indian Rock

Last week, I voyaged out to the millennium-old petroglyphs of Little Indian Rock and Big Indian…

Native American Shaft Polisher from Stamans Run in Washington Boro

This large boulder on display at the Blue Rock Heritage Center was removed from Stamans Run…

Safe Harbor Archives: Native American Discoveries

In the early 1930s, Donald Cadzow led an archaeology team to survey the areas that would…

In the News: ‘Mysterious Rock Art Island Of The Susquehanna River’ with TopoRanger

In August, YouTuber Topo Ranger and I journeyed out to see the petroglyphs of the Susquehanna…

Curious carvings on Conestoga Boulevard

Mystery abounds in Lancaster County, especially the closer you get to the Susquehanna. A short distance…

Visiting Safe Harbor’s petroglyphs during a low water event

Last week, I had a once-a-year opportunity to venture out to see the petroglyphs at Safe…

Canassatego and the Great Seal of the United States

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the second graders at Lafayette Elementary about Native…

Map of Native American paths in Lancaster County

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

Turkey Hill’s lost Spanish Gold and the Curse of the White Dog

Legend holds that Spanish gold lies hidden on Turkey Hill. A magic spell involving a white…

Were the Susquehannocks really giants?

Captain John Smith wrote that the Susquehannocks are a giant-like people. Were they?

How the Susquehannocks became known as the Conestoga

Would you be surprised to know that the Native American tribe known as the Susquehannocks never…

A Brief History of Conestoga Township

Conestoga Township was named for the Conestoga River, which in turn was named for a tribe…

Who is it that adorns the cupola tower above the former P. Lorillard Co. building on South Prince Street?

Atop the tower of the School District of Lancaster offices sits an unusual weathervane called "The…

Side Quest: Visit this off the beaten path roadside Totem Pole

Do you need to get out of the house? Here's a social distancing activity you can…

Lancaster’s Darkest Chapter: The Massacre of the Conestoga

On December 27, 1763, the Paxton Boys broke into the Lancaster County Workhouse and slaughtered the…