“Our Hidden Landscapes” in Virtual History Lecture Series

When: January 23, 2024

Time: 2 p.m., EST

Where: Register for Zoom

Our Hidden Landscapes edited by Lucianne Lavin and Elaine Thomas will be featured in a virtual history lecture series sponsored by Avon Historical Society and Avon Free Public Library. Lucianne Lavin will talk about built stone cultural features. The idea of Native Americans designing stone structures that represent sacred landscapes is fairly new to some Northeastern researchers, as it was historically–and erroneously—thought that local Indigenous peoples did not build in stone and all such structures were the result of European-American farming activities. Some of it is, but some of it is not.

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About the book:

Native American authors provide perspectives on the cultural meaning and significance of ceremonial stone landscapes and their characteristics, while professional archaeologists and anthropologists provide a variety of approaches for better understanding, protecting, and preserving them. The chapters present overwhelming evidence in the form of oral tradition, historic documentation, ethnographies, and archaeological research that these important sites created and used by Indigenous peoples are deserving of protection.

This work enables archaeologists, historians, conservationists, foresters, and members of the general public to recognize these important ritual sites.

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