Denver AIA 2017-8 Lecture Series -- Missing the Boat: Ancient Dugout Canoes in the Mississippi-Missouri Watershed
Sponsored by Denver Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Location:
North Classroom #1511
1200 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80204
United States

Prof. Peter H. Wood, Emeritus Professor of History, Duke University, presents:

Missing the Boat: Ancient Dugout Canoes in the Mississippi-Missouri Watershed

When archaeologists discuss the great Mississippian site at Cahokia near East St. Louis, a crucial piece of the puzzle still seems to be missing. They know much about the great mound-building center, and about the trade goods and tribute that flowed to it. But they rarely talk about how those objects moved great distances. So far, we have never recovered a huge and ancient wooden canoe in the Mississippi Valley. (Indeed, we can’t even imagine the immense trees from which such dugouts were made a thousand years ago!) But indirect evidence from other places and disciplines strongly points to the existence and importance of such vessels. This slide talk by a Duke University historian of early America, explores how long such boats were in use, and why they disappeared.

This free lecture will be held in North Classroom #1511, Auraria Campus, UC Denver, Denver CO, 80204 at 2pm.  Attendees are invited to join the Society for drinks following the lecture.

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Paul M Miller
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