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Unearthing History, Virtual Lecture #1: Digging into Deep History: Archaeology, Artifacts, and Avocation
Thursday, March 4, 2021 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.
Events are free to attend. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the Avon Library’s YouTube Channel.
March 4, 7:00 pm – Lecture #1 –Opening Event
Digging into Deep History: Archaeology, Artifacts and Avocation. Presented by Scott Brady, President, Friends of the State Archeologist & Paul Wegner, Assistant Director, Institute for American Indian Studies Museum (IAIS), Washington, CT. They will provide answers to questions such as what does an archaeologist actually do? How do they find the things they find, and what happens to these objects once they are recovered? They will 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.
Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.
2021 VIRTUAL HISTORY SERIES – sponsored by Avon Historical Society, Avon Free Public Library and Avon Senior Center