12th Annual Native American-Archaeology Round Table: "Our Hidden Landscapes: Native American Stone Ceremonial Sites in the North American East"
Sponsored by The Institute for American Indian Studies Museum and Research Center
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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

Please join The Institute for American Indian Studies 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, Dr. 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-Organized by: Dr. Lucianne Lavin (Director of Research and Collections, IAIS) and Elaine Thomas (Mohegan).

Open to the public, pre-registration required, please call 860-868-0518 or email general@iaismuseum.org there is a $10 conference fee for this event. 

Light refreshments to be served.

Contact Information
Dr. Lucianne Lavin


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