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Renard Lecture: Understanding Past Native American Cultures in the Hudson Valley through ArchaeologyMonday, April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Monday, April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Date:
Monday, April 23
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$5

Renard Lecture: Understanding Past Native American Cultures in the Hudson Valley through Archaeology

This presentation will examine Native American cultures and adaptations in the southeastern New York region from the area’s earliest occupation by humans, at least 13,000 years ago, to the period of initial European exploration. Changing climate and environmental settings over that time, particularly the end of the last ice age and the appearance of an essentially modern climate, as well as population movements, resulted in the development of many prehistoric cultures and diverse life ways. Archaeologists refer to these specific time frames and associated cultures as the Paleo-Indian (11,000 – 6,500 BC), Archaic (6,500 – 1,000 BC),Woodland (1,000 BC – AD 1,500), and Euro-American Contact periods (AD 1,500 – 1,650).

Eugene Boesch, of Mahopac, has undertaken archaeological investigations in the Hudson Valley area for 30 years. His work has primarily focused on Native American cultures and adaptations in the Eastern Woodlands of North America and on early Euro-American settlement in the Hudson Valley region. He has also worked in Israel, California, and the Illinois River Valley. Dr. Boesch teaches at Adelphi University and Westchester Community College, and is a member of the Westchester County Historic Preservation Advisory Committee and the Putnam County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission.

Please note: Doors open at 9:30 am