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Archaeology expo to explore New England history

- October 3, 2005

The second annual Connecticut Archaeology Expo will take place Sunday, Oct. 9, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street in Wethersfield.

The expo is an opportunity for the public 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 to share their research and preservation work on Connecticut’s rich archaeological and historical heritage.

This 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 anyone attending the event.

The expo will take place within easy walking distance of outstanding historical museums, shops, and restaurants in Connecticut’s largest and oldest historic district, Old Wethersfield.

The event is sponsored by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center at UConn.

They are presenting the program 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.

Admission is $5 (free for members of the Museum of Natural History). Call 860.486.4460 for information, or see: http://www.cac.uconn.edu/archexpo.html.

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