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Recent Discoveries In Paleoindian Research

Saturday, January 23, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Farmington High School

On Saturday, January 23 at 2 pm, the public is invited to attend "Recent Discoveries In Paleoindian Research In Northern New Hampshire," a presentation by Dr. Dick Boisvert, New Hampshire State Archaeologist. The Friends of the Office of State Archaeology (FOSA), the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center at UConn, and Archaeological Society of Connecticut (ASC) sponsor the presentation. The talk will take place at Farmington High School, 10 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students with ID. The annual meeting of the Friends of the Office of State Archaeology (FOSA) begins at 1 pm and is open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the snow date will be Sunday, January 24, 2014, 2 pm.

In recent years archaeological investigations on a suite of Paleoindian sites in Northern New Hampshire have brought to light new and significant data regarding Paleoindian adaptations to the extreme climate at the end of the Pleistocene. Avocational and professional archaeologists from across the region have participated in this long-term research through the New Hampshire State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP). The presentation will highlight the efforts of these volunteers and the contributions they have made to our understanding of this pioneer period. Dr. Boisvert has been New Hampshire’s State Archaeologist since 2002 and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer with New Hampshire State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) since 2013. He served as chief of Review and Compliance from 1983 through 1987 for the Ohio SHPO before coming to work as the Coordinator of SCRAP at the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. He earned his BA at Beloit College in Wisconsin, and his MA and PhD at the University of Kentucky. His research has focused on lithic technology, Paleoindians of New England and Public Archaeology.


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