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May 10 6:00 pm

Stonington Historical Society: Ceremonial Stonework~Native American Rock Formations

The Enduring Native American Presence on the Land with Author and Photographer Markham Starr

This slideshow takes the audience on an extended walk through the woods to see the ceremonial stonework left behind by the indigenous population that occupied New England for 12,000 years. Native Americans built nearly two dozen distinct types of structures in our area, ranging from cairns to stone serpent effigies, and these spiritual offerings remain standing in now long abandoned woods. While Native American stonework is widely recognized out west and to the south, New England’s stonework remains obscure, having blended back into the woods. This slideshow, from the book by the same name, comes from photographs of over 8000 objects and ceremonial sites in North Stonington. For more information contact the Stonington Historical Society at 860-535-8445.

Open to the public. Suggested donation $5.


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