This is an online event.
Sponsored by: Archaeological Institute of America
The opportunity to intensively study 107,000 acres in the northeastern Great Lakes Region has led to an appreciation of the complexity of indigenous occupation of the American northeast. Beginning with the potential for maritime technology during the earliest occupation of the area, the team at Fort Drum has also uncovered Archaic hearths, Middle Woodland habitations, ceremonial landscapes, earthworks, a contact period trade site, and pathways. The Department of Defense Native American Consultation Program has also provided the Fort Drum archaeology team with the opportunity to invite the descendent populations to assist in understanding and managing these sites, offering a more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the past than was ever available before. This illustrated lecture will introduce the chronology of human occupation at Fort Drum and will discuss the dynamics of archaeological discovery on an active military base.