UT archaeology conference digs history
A look through the window of history reminds us of how fragile human existence can be. From the evolution of man to the disappearance of mass cultures, archaeologists provide valuable insights to the past through research and by gathering artifacts.
Archaeology enthusiasts and professionals will gather Saturday, March 28, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for “The Archaeology of Prehistoric Native Americans in the Western Lake Erie Region Conference” in the Memorial Field House Room 2100 on The University of Toledo Main Campus.
This conference is free and open to the public.
The conference will feature six presentations by amateur and professional archaeologists from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada. Each presentation will focus on a specific topic related to Native American culture and events in the Western Lake Erie Region from 1000 B.C. to 1800 A.D.
“Studying the archaeology and the culture of Native Americans provides us with perspective on our own culture and how viable it is,” said Glen Boatman, UT student and research assistant in archaeology.
Nine tables of artifacts and pictures of excavations from multiple sites, including reproductions of artifacts from the Danbury site in Ottawa County will be on display to represent the archeological findings across the Midwest.
For more information on this event, contact Megan Gorby at 740.244.4635.