Paleoindian Public Programs Planned

 January 15, 2020 – Avon, CT – The Avon Historical Society, in partnership with the Town of Avon and the Avon Free Public Library, is pleased to invite the public to attend the first public presentation of the recently uncovered Brian D. Jones Paleoindian Site on Saturday, February, 15, 2020 (Snow Date – Saturday February 29th) at 5:00 p.m. at the Avon Senior Center, located at 635 West Avon Road. All are invited to attend to learn more about this history-making archaeological site.

Members of the team from Archaeological and Historical Services (AHS) of Storrs, CT, Senior Archaeologists David Leslie and Sarah Sportman, will present the site’s background and their team’s preliminary findings, along with an understanding of those findings within the broader context of the Paleoindian period. The presentation will feature visual aids including drone photographs of the site and photographs of the artifacts. No artifacts will be available for viewing at this time.

Doors will open at 4:15 p.m. on February 15th and capacity seating will be available. For more information please contact Terri Wilson at president@avonhistoricalsociety.org or leave a message at (860) 678-7621.

Read the full press release here

Join us for a second program on Monday, March 16, 2020, at 6:30 pm, “Archaeological finds within the Farmington Valley. (Snow date for this program: Thursday, 3/19/20, 6:30 pm) This program will be held at the Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, Ct 06001.

Ken Feder, Professor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University, and Founder and Director of Farmington River Valley Archaeology Project, will share stories of the ancient people of the Farmington Valley, as discovered through various archeological projects. Learn about the numerous digs that have been completed in the area; find out what a “chert” is, and hear tales of villages, hunting encampments, and quarries use by the River Valley’s first settlers. Free, no registration. Recommended for high school age and up.

This is a companion program to the Paleo-Indian Site presentation that will be held at the Avon Senior Center on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

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