Vermont's Indigeous Ceremonial Stone Constructions & their Landscape Context
The New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA) holds its Fall meeting at the Rutland VT Holiday Inn, October 23 - 24. The meeting is open to the public, with admission payable at the door or in advance. NEARA, founded in 1964, fosters research and preservation of indigenous stone constructions across a broad area of the Northeast through its meetings, publications and activities. NEARA provides two annual forums for researchers to present their findings.
The meeting features presentations on indigenous New England stone cairns and walls; early Irish Navigators in the North Atlantic; North American Bear Myths and Rituals; LIDAR landscape surveys; comparison of Northeastern and Southwestern Native American stone ceremonialism and sacred landscapes; and related subjects. Those curious about stone constructions observed in the woods can attend to learn more about the cultural context of these structures.
Friday Oct. 23: 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Saturday Oct. 24: 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Full program and registration details can be found online at tinyURL.com/2015NEARA
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