Saturday, March 7, 2020
There is a “hidden history” of America’s first peoples. Of course, there hasn’t been a conspiracy 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 native artists left behind tens of thousands of depictions of a broad array of complex geometric forms, naturalistic animals, and phantasmagorical spirit beings. The remains of many of these monuments, sites, and works of art still exist and can be visited by the archaeological tourist.
Dr. Kenneth Feder’s book, Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself isn’t just a travel guide: it’s a “time-travel” guide. Inspiring your journey through time by visiting these sites is his goal, both in his book as well as in this presentation.
Dr. Kenneth Feder is a Professor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut.
2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00, Preregistration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.