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Unearthing History: Virtual Lecture #3: Connecticut Before History: The Deep Story of Human Settlement of the Farmington Valley
Thursday, May 6, 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, including the Brian D. Jones Paleo-Indian discovery in Avon.
Times are EST: Eastern Standard Time. Events are free to attend. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the Avon Library’s YouTube Channel.
Connecticut Before History: The Deep Story of Human Settlement of the Farmington Valley. Presented by Dr. Ken Feder, Archaeologist, Central Connecticut State University. The Farmington Valley was originally settled by human beings more than 10,000 years ago. The Farmington River Archaeological Project, led by Feder, has revealed remains of the villages, hunting encampments, and quarries used by these first settlers. Much in the way the police investigate the scene of a crime, archaeologists locate, recover, and examine evidence that reveals the scene of a life lived in the past. Feder will discuss some of the sites his crews have excavated and share the stories that can be told of the lives of the people who lived, worked, and died in those ancient Farmington Valley communities.
Please register and a Zoom link will be sent out before the event.
2021 VIRTUAL HISTORY SERIES – sponsored by Avon Historical Society, Avon Free Public Library and Avon Senior Center