Archaeology tells story of the Farmington River Valley

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Historic Sites of Connecticut’s Farmington Valley is delighted to present a lecture with Ken Feder, professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State University, and founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeology Project, an ongoing investigation of the prehistory of the Farmington River Valley. Feder will be at the Simsbury Historical Society’s Ellsworth Center, 800 Hopmeadow St., on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m., to tell the stories of the people who lived, worked and died in ancient Farmington Valley communities. Admission is $5 per person.

The Farmington Valley was originally settled by human beings more than 10,000 years ago. The Farmington River Archaeology Project has revealed remains of the villages, hunting encampments and quarries used by these first settlers. Much the same way the police investigate the scene of a crime, archaeologists locate, recover, and examine evidence that reveals the scenes of a life lived in the past. Feder will discuss some of the sites his crews have excavated and share the stories of our River Valley forebears.

Proceeds from the presentation benefit Historic Sites of Connecticut’s Farmington Valley whose mission is to enhance appreciation of the Farmington Valley’s rich history by promoting communication among heritage groups and offering unique programs. For more information, call Nancy Anstey at 860-680-5298 or email