Corps Premieres “Secrets of the Valley Prehistory of the Kanawha” Documentary at Culture Center

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host the public premiere of a documentary about the discovery of artifacts linked to the earliest known settlers along the Kanawha River Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Culture Center Theatre in Charleston, W.Va.

The video, “Secrets of the Valley Prehistory of the Kanawha,” will be presented at no charge to visitors. The 30-minute film was produced by Paradise Film Institute at West Virginia State University and the Corps of Engineers.

Approximately 450,000 historic artifacts were recovered during the archeological excavations at the Marmet Lock replacement project in Belle, W.Va. The findings of that

Research uncovered more than 10,000 years of pre-European occupation in West Virginia. The documentary combines the science of archaeology and the oral traditions of Native Americans for a rare look back in time.

            Narrated by Morgan Spurlock, the video introduces us to the hunting-gathering clans of the Paleo-Indians, to the Archaic people, the Woodland Mound Builders and the Late Prehistoric Farmers.

            Presented by the award-winning team that produced “Red Salt and Reynolds” and “Ghosts of Green Bottom,” “Secrets” is the final installment in the historic trilogy.   

            For more information, contact archeologist Aaron Smith at 304-399-5720 or the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.

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