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First Nations-Last Elephants
An illustrated presentation by Tom Lake on Sunday, November 8th at 3:00 pm.
Twelve millennia ago the first humans entered the Northeast into a landscape that contained a myriad of now-extinct animals. These Paleo-Indians were entering virgin forests and grasslands, but the fauna they encountered were not new; they had seen them all before during their millennia-long trek across North America. What was new was the ticking clock of extinction as the First Nations met the Last Elephants, one heading toward dominance, the other to oblivion.
Tom Lake is an archaeologist, and teaches anthropology at SUNY Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He also works for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation�s Hudson River Estuary Program as its Estuary Naturalist, where he shadows eagles, teaches the ecology of the estuary, and edits the Hudson River Almanac, a natural history journal now in its 16th year.
Fee: $5 General Public; Free to LHAC Members