Connecticut State Archaeologist Dr. Brian Jones on “Five things everyone should know about Native American archaeology in Connecticut”

06/09/2017 - 7:00 pm
Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall
1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331

There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend.

Brian Jones

According to Dr. Jones, 97% of the history of Connecticut occurred prior to the arrival of Europeans, yet this period is only cursorily covered in the state’s secondary school curriculum. In fact, Connecticut provides an important laboratory for the global study of human adaptation to changing social and natural environments.

Join us and learn what Dr. Jones says are the five key points that everyone should know about the archaeology of Connecticut’s Native Americans.

About Doctor Jones
Dr. Jones’ primary research focus is the archaeology of northeastern Native American cultures. He is also experienced in geoarchaeology (the relationship of archaeology to landscape and soil formation processes), and stone tool analysis.

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center welcomed him as Connecticut state archaeologist effective July 18, 2014. He succeeded retiring State Archaeologist Dr. Nick Bellantoni, who held the position since 1987.

Connecticut’s state archaeologist heads the Connecticut Office of State Archaeology (OSA) as mandated in Connecticut state statutes. Dr. Jones’s responsibilities include cultural resource preservation and reviews of economic development proposals to assist municipal governments; responding to land manager and general public inquiries; state-wide site visits and field reviews; salvage archaeological field work and collection of archaeological materials; and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies.

In addition, Brian Jones is an assistant extension professor in UConn’s Department of Anthropology, providing teaching and academic services in his areas of expertise.

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