Our Hidden Landscapes:
Native American Stone Ceremonial Sites in the North American East
October 28, 2017 9am-5pm
Please join us 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, Norman Muller, Mary & James Gage, Doug Harris, Dr. Julia A. King, 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-Organizers: Dr. Lucianne Lavin (IAIS) and Elaine Thomas (Mohegan).
Pre-Registration is requested, and a $10 conference fee per attendee.
(Conference Fee is due at the time of the event)
Please Complete the from below to register or Call 860-868-0518
This event will take place at Shepaug Valley High School, located at 159 South Street, Washington, CT.
This event is sponsored in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation