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The Thunderbird Preserve has deeply stratified layers containing important archaeological deposits dating back to the Paleoindian Period in the Shenandoah Valley – including evidence of the oldest prehistoric structure in the Western Hemisphere. Join Eastern Regional Director Kelley Berliner for a routine site visit and find out what is necessary to protect and maintain it for future research and public educational opportunities.

The east fork of the Shenandoah River at the lower portion of the Thunderbird Preserve. | Photo by Kelley Berliner