12th Annual Native American-Archaeology Round Table

Annual Native American-Archaeology Round Tableat-the-Institute-for-American-Indian-Studies

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. Often times 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 an indigenous world view and sacred stories, and the need for professional archaeologists and state officials to identify, catalog and preserves 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
  • Matthew V. Weiss

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

This event is sponsored in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation.


Pre-Registration is required, and a $10 conference fee per attendee. Conference Fee is due at the time of the event.
To register for this event, please visit the Institute for American Indian Studies or call (860) 868-0518.

The Institute for Indian American Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793