Our Hidden Landscapes: Stone Cultural Features & Ceremonial Landscapes

Thursday, September 21st, 7:00pm at the Killingworth Firehouse. Lucianne Lavin presents part two of her series on Connecticut’s indigenous peoples. A hike in the woods often reveals a variety of stone cultural features to the experienced archaeologist and historian. Many of these are the remains of abandoned farmsteads and industrial mill sites. Others, however, represent Native American ceremonial sites. The idea of Native American built stone features and ceremonial landscapes are fairly new to Northeastern archaeologists in general, who traditionally thought all were the result of Euro-American farm clearing. Some of it is, of course, but some of it is not.

This PowerPoint presentation is an overview of the various kinds of European-American and indigenous stone structures found on our Connecticut landscapes. State regulations support preservation of sacred Native American sites (that is, those of ritual significance), and so it is important for members of land trusts and conservation organizations to be able to recognize these sites within their properties and work to preserve them. This program will be held at the Killingworth firehouse. Please register in advance at the library.

This program has been made available by a grant from the Killingworth Foundation.

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Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10 A.M. - 8 P.M.
Saturday: 10 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Sunday: Closed

 

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