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Where The Land Meets The Sea: Hurricane Sandy And Its Impact On Rhode Island’s Coastal Archaeological Record

October 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm EDT

The Narragansett Towers
35 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI 2882 United States


Hurricanes and Nor’easters have routinely battered Rhode Island’s south coast, impacting the lives of residents and leaving millions of dollars in property damage. Another important, though often underrecognized, effect is the erosion of archaeological sites that contain valuable and irreplaceable information about past lifeways. Jay Waller of the Public Archaeology Laboratory Inc. will showcase the results of an unprecedented, systematic study of archaeological sites along Rhode Island’s south coast – specifically those damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. This free public program is part of the South County History Center’s series “Resilient Rhode Island: Disasters & Determination in the Ocean State,” which is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Details

Date:
October 2, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm EDT
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Contact

Erica Luke
Phone:
(401)783-1328
Email:
erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org

Venue

The Narragansett Towers
35 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI 2882 United States
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