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Putting a Face on Ancient People presented by Tom Lake, archaeologist and professor of anthropology at the State University of New York, Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie.
Historians have the benefit of ethnography, eye-witnesses, the written record, etc., in creating their stories of the past. Prehistorians, however, and American archaeologists in particular, are at a great disadvantage having access to none of these sources of information. We are left, essentially, with the archaeological record, in various forms, from which to create our stories. In some instances,only 5%-10% of the non-perishable material culture at a site remains available for analysis. Join us in discovering how archaeologists put a face on ancient people, discover the human element, and the source of oral histories.
Time: 3:00pm. Fee: Free to Club Members; $5 General Public