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Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture Series

April 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

$5

A depiction of the cover of Kenneth L. Feder's book: Ancient America in script on the top over a photograph of the red rock great house at the Wupatki National Monument in Arizona.Ancient America’s Hidden History: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself, Professor Kenneth L. Feder of Central Connecticut State University

In Dr. Feder’s own words, “There is a ‘hidden history’ of America’s first peoples. Of course, there hasn’t been a conspiracy on the part of the Smithsonian, the Illuminati, the Rotary Club, or even professional archaeologists like me to hide that history. It’s the simple result of historical amnesia.

For example, most Americans are unaware that Native American cultures included long-lived empires of pyramid building farmers whose cities were ruled over by powerful kings. Not many know that in the American Southwest, there were peaceful farmers living in enormous, finely constructed adobe and stone apartment complexes.

Fewer still are familiar with the awe-inspiring natural galleries where 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 these sites is my goal, in my new book as well as in this presentation.”

Dr. Feder’s book will be available for $45 in the IAIS Gift shop; book signing to follow the lecture.

Public Admission $5; LHAC Members Free. Not included in price of Museum Admission.

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Date:
April 9, 2017
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
$5
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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860-868-0518
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