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August 31, 2015

Vermont Archaeology Month Hits 20th Anniversary

Vermont Archaeology Month will celebrate its 20th anniversary in September with a series of informative lectures, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

More than 30 events and programs are scheduled statewide for September, a month dedicated to highlighting Vermont's remarkable ancient and historic past. The month kicks off with "Bringing the Past to Light: New Technologies and New Interpretations in Vermont Archaeology," a lecture by Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson on September 2 at Johnson State College. Other events include:

"Hyper-Archaeology" Lightning Lectures: Wednesday, September 16th, 5:00-7:00 PM; Queen City Brewery Tasting Room, 703 Pine St, Burlington, VT; Free, No Pre-registration Required

Archaeologists and colleagues working around the world share their research in short presentations, in rapid succession.

20th Annual Northeast Open Atlatl Championship: Saturday, September 19th, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM; Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 VT Route 17W, Addison, VT; Competitor fee if pre-registered is $6.00; On-site day of registration $7.00; General admission $5.00 for adults, Free for children under 15; Call to pre-register at 802-759-2412.

Participate in or watch this annual championship of atlatl throwing, based on the ancient hunting technique of using the atlatl, or spear thrower.

An entire calendar of events for Vermont Archaeology Month can be found on Facebook/Vermont Archaeology Month and www.heritage.vermont.gov. Vermont Archaeology Month is sponsored by the Vermont State Division for Historic Preservation and the Agency of Transportation.

Contact: Jess Robinson, Vermont State Archaeologist, Jess.Robinson@vermont.gov, 802 272-2509

Source: Division for Historic Preservation
Last Updated at: August 31, 2015 13:13:35