Here are some items that were mentioned during the 1 August 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Lucianne Lavin about her book Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples: What Archeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Their Cultures.
The podcast of the interview is now available.
You can learn more about Lucianne Lavin and her work at the Institute for American Indian Studies Museum and Research Center website. The museum is located in Washington, Connecticut and is open to visitors. It also has many exhibits and educational programs.
Lucianne recommends that anyone interested in archaeology learn about standard methodology and techniques. One suggestion would be to get involved with your state archaeology office. If you are located in Connecticut you can check out the Connecticut Office of State Archaeology.
Also, check local community colleges for archaeology programs. The Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut has a certificate program in archaeology as an avocation.
Yale University Press, the publisher of Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples: What Archeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Their Cultures, donated two copies of the book which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in New York and Rhode Island. A big thank you to the Yale University Press for their generosity.