12th Annual Native American Archaeology Round Table

october, 2017

28oct9:00 am5:00 pmFeatured12th Annual Native American Archaeology Round TableNative American Stone Ceremonial Sites9:00 am - 5:00 pm Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793

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Please join us for another rousing Native American Archaeology Round Table with outstanding presentations and panel discussions by Northeastern professional researchers and Native American leadership.

The federal government recognizes Native American Ceremonial Stone Landscapes (CSLs) as significant archaeological sites, yet most people – the general public and professional researchers – know little about them. Oftentimes their stone cultural features are misidentified as “farm clearing,” and subsequently destroyed to make way for suburban expansion or industrial developments. This conference focuses specifically on the identification of CSLs, their physical characteristics, relationships to the cosmos, connections with indigenous world view and sacred stories, and the need for professional archaeologists and state officials to identify, catalog and preserve these objects of living history.

Scheduled speakers: Deanna Beacham (Weapemeoc), Jesse Bergevin, Dr. Chris Bergman, Dr. Daniel F. Cassedy, Robert DeFosses, Mary & James Gage, Doug Harris, Dr. Julia A. King, Paul Loether,  Dr. Johannes (Jannie) Loubser, Charity M. Moore, Tom Paul, Dr. Paul A. Robinson, Dr. Laurie Rush, Douglas Schwartz, and Matthew V. Weiss.

Co-Organizers: Dr. Lucianne Lavin (IAIS) and Elaine Thomas (Mohegan).

Pre-Registration is required, and a $10 conference fee per attendee.

(Conference Fee is due at the time of the event)

Please Complete the from below to register or Call 860-868-0518

This event is sponsored in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation

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(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Institute for American Indian Studies

38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793