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The Deer Run Site: An Analysis of the Ceramics recovered from a Western Connecticut Upland Site and its Association to the Hudson River Valley
Deer Run is an ancient Native American site located in Warren, Connecticut. Artifact styles and radiocarbon dates show that it was repeatedly occupied from at least 4,500 years ago. Preliminary analysis of the 300+ clay pottery sherds recovered indicate strong social interactions between native communities of the Hudson and Housatonic River Valleys. Andrea Rand, a ceramic technologist with a B.A. and post-graduate work in anthropology, will briefly discuss the Deer Run site and the technological and cultural character of the ceramics excavated from the site during the 2009-2010 dig season of the Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club. Lecture begins at 3pm.