Lecture - 12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State
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About the Event
Relatively little is known about the early Abenaki, and conventional histories often depict the first Europeans entering an untamed, uninhabited wilderness, rather than the homeland of people who had been there for hundreds of generations. Robert Goodby discusses how the real depth of native history was revealed when an archaeological study prior to construction of the new Keene Middle School discovered traces of four structures dating to the end of the Ice Age. Undisturbed for 12,000 years, the site revealed information about the economy, gender roles, and household organization of the Granite State's very first inhabitants, as well as evidence of social networks that extended for hundreds of miles across northern New England.
Presented by Robert Goodby, Professor of Anthropology, Franklin Pierce University
The program is made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities.
Sponsored by the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Durham United.