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Lecture: Ancient America
April 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come and get a taste of archaeological wonders at the Barnum Museum! Join us on Sunday April 23th at 2:00pm to hear Ken Feder, PhD, Central Connecticut State University give an illustrated talk on his book, "ANCIENT AMERICA: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself".
Too many modern people are unaware of the grandeur of the cultural record of native North America. Seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth-century European explorers and settlers in the American Midwest and Southeast wrote about their encounters with pyramid building farmers whose population centers were surrounded by miles of cornfields and whose societies were ruled by powerful kings. In the American Southwest, European writers recorded the remnants of beautiful buildings ensconced in nearly inaccessible cliff niches, leaving the viewer with the impression of castles suspended in mid-air. Others still remarked upon natural galleries where, through etching into or by painting onto rock surfaces, ancient artists left behind tens of thousands of depictions of a broad array of complex geometric forms, naturalistic animals, and phantasmagoric spirit beings.
The remains of many of these monuments, sites, and works of art still exist and can be visited by the archaeological time-traveler. Inspiring you to visit such sites is the major goal of Dr. Feder's book, "Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself".
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$5.00 Suggested Donation; Free to members; Children under 12 are free.