Archaeologist talks about Native Americans’ contact with Europeans

ADDISON — Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson be at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison on Thursday, June 25, to present “Documentation and Perceptions of Native Americans During the Early Periods of Contact in the Champlain Valley.” The program begins at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. 
Robinson will present his original research on Native American and European contact in the Champlain Valley of Vermont using historic resources and evidence from archaeological sites. He was on the team of the University of Vermont Consulting Archaeology Program archaeologists who did studies at Chimney Point during the Lake Champlain Bridge project starting in 2009.
The doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to come early with a picnic and go for a walk across the new Lake Champlain Bridge.
The Chimney Point State Historic Site is located at 8149 VT Route 17, at the foot of the new Lake Champlain Bridge. Call 802-759-2412 for information. The site is open Wednesdays through Sundays and Monday holidays through Columbus Day, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For information about Vermont’s State-Owned Historic Sites, visit http://historicsites.vermont.gov. Join the Vermont State Historic Sites conversation on Facebook.

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