Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Connecticut Archaeology Expo 2005

"STORRS, CT, September 12, 2005 -- On Sunday, October 9, 2005, from 12 noon to 5 pm, the 2nd Annual Connecticut Archaeology Expo will be presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center at UConn, in cooperation with the Office of State Archaeology, the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism's State Historic Preservation Office, and the Wethersfield Historical Society. The Expo will take place in the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. Admission is $5.00 (free for members of the Museum of Natural History). Call 860.486.4460 for information, or check the website: http://www.cac.uconn.edu/archexpo.html.

"The Connecticut Archaeology Expo is a rare opportunity for people of all ages to learn about human culture in Southern New England over the last 12,000 years. Scientists, specialists and enthusiasts from all over the state will assemble for this one-day public event to share their fascinating research and preservation work on Connecticut's rich archaeological and historical heritage. This exciting Archaeology Month event will feature hands-on activities for children and families, presentations by experts, demonstrations of ancient technologies and early industry, informative displays from archaeological and historical organizations, and guided walks. Lectures by noted individuals in the field, including Dr. Ernest Wiegand, Dan Cruson and Walter Landgraf, will be open to everyone attending the event. You may also want to visit the outstanding historical museums, shops and restaurants all within easy walking distance in Connecticut's largest and oldest historic district, Old Wethersfield.

"'This is the only Archaeology Expo on the East Coast, designed to bring into one place numerous different activities and the entire community of working archaeologists, cultural resource managers and historians. During the Expo, you'll learn how humans have lived here from long ago to the present,' said State Archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni.

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