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5 Things Everyone Should Know: Native American Archaeology

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
1:00pm – 2:00pm

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15C North Granby Road, Granby, CT 06035

Ninety-seven percent of the history of Connecticut occurred prior to the arrival of Europeans, yet this period is only cursorily covered in the state’s secondary school curriculum. In fact, Connecticut provides an important laboratory for the global study of human adaptation to changing social and natural environments. Five key topics stand out that everyone in Connecticut should understand about its deep past. These are: 1) the colonization of an uninhabited Ice Age landscape, 2) adaptation to post-glacial habitats, 3) the development of formalized exchange networks, 4) strategies for feeding a growing population, and 5) the development of politically complex societies. An examination of these topics indicates that the archaeology of the state provides fertile ground for understanding not only Native American life-ways of the past, but the social, economic and political challenges shared by many societies around the globe.

Contact:

Granby Senior Center

Office of State Archaeology (primary), Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, UConn Master Calendar

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