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Bixby Library talk focuses on native site

VERGENNES A Native American Camp Site in the Vergennes area will be the focus of a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 18. University of Massachusetts at Amherst Research Professor Mitch Mulholland will present the talk at the Bixby Library at 7 p.m. He will discuss the large nearby Indian site discovered and interpreted as a preparation camp for a cooperative hunt. Oriented to a small brook in the Otter Creek drainage area, the site was occupied during the Middle to Late Woodland periods. Despite challenges from clay soils and a consistently high water table, several subtle hearth features were identified that yielded paleo-botanical remains, and charcoal for radiocarbon dates. The site yielded a large number of quartzite Levanna spearpoints, and also contained a small Meadowood component. For additional information on this and other programs in the Bixby Librarys Third Thursday series, please contact the library at 802-877-2211. All Third Thursday events are free and open to the public.

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