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Acton Memorial Library

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486 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720 United States
978-929-6533 https://www.actonmemoriallibrary.org/

October 2019

Ancient Winters at the Flagg Swamp Rockshelter

October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Acton Memorial Library
486 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720 United States

Eric Johnson, Lecturer in the University of Massachusetts/Amherst Anthropology Department, provides a retrospective on the 1980 laboratory analysis and results from the excavation of this remarkable site in Marlborough, Massachusetts. He discusses the identification of animals now or recently extinct in Massachusetts, how the site was used as a winter home 4,000 years ago, and how people lived through New England winters without the modern conveniences we know.

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Pine Hawk: Revealing Our Past

October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Acton Memorial Library
486 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720 United States

Former Acton Health Director Doug Halley describes the discovery of the Pine Hawk archaeological site and its significance. He relates how the project activated increased interest in historical preservation.

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Archaeological Oddities in North America

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Acton Memorial Library
486 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720 United States

Ken Feder, Ph.D., of Central Connecticut State University asks if archaeologists should rewrite textbooks to include various archaeological oddities found in North America. While his short answer is no, that doesn't make the stories behind them any less interesting. He discusses claims of a hidden history these oddities suggest as described in his book "Archaeological Oddities: A Field Guide to Forty Claims of Lost Civilizations, Ancient Visitors, and Other Strange Sites in North America."

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