Unearthing History, Virtual Lecture #1: Digging into Deep History: Archaeology, Artifacts, and Avocation
Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unearthing History: The discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian site along the Farmington River in Avon. Join us for a virtual series of lectures, sponsored by a grant from Farmington Bank Community Foundation that will cover the archaeology, geology, and anthropology of life along the Farmington River, with a focus on the Brian D. Jones Paleo-Indian discovery in Avon.
2021 VIRTUAL HISTORY SERIES – sponsored by Avon Historical Society, Avon Free Public Library and Avon Senior Center
March 4, 7:00 pm – Lecture #1 –Opening Event
Digging into Deep History: Archaeology, Artifacts, and Avocation
Although you may have seen an archaeologist at work, either on television or maybe even at a site, you may be asking yourself what does an archaeologist actually do? How do they find the things they find, and what happens to these objects once they’re recovered? Join Paul Wegner (institute for American Indian Studies) and Scott Brady (Friends of the Office of State Archaeology) as they discuss archaeology, its practice, and how avocational archaeology helps to involve the public while bringing much needed assistance to archaeologists in the field. Scott and Paul will share stories of excavations and important finds that contribute to Connecticut’s deep history.
Confirmed presenters: Scott Brady, President, Friends of the State Archeologist & Paul Wegner, Assistant Director, Institute for American Indian Studies Museum (IAIS), Washington, CT.
Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.