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Our Hidden Landscapes: Indigenous Stone Ceremonial Sites in Southern New England

October 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Presentation begins at 7:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Lucianne Lavin
Director Emerita of Research and Collections at the
Institute for American Indian Studies

Sponsored by:
The Harwinton
and Burlington Land Trusts

Register at: www.burlingtonlandtrust.org/rsvp

A hike in the woods often reveals a variety of built stone cultural
features. Many of these are the remains of abandoned
farmsteads and industrial mill sites. Others, however, represent
Native American ceremonial sites.

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. Dr. Lavin will explain
how to recognize these sites and how to work to protect and
preserve them.


October 26, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Harwinton Land Trust
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Harwinton Town Hall Assembly Room
100 Bentley Dr
Harwinton, CT 06791
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