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Archaeological Society of Delaware | Before the Dutch
January 12 @ 7:00 pm
The Archaeological Society of Delaware invites everyone to join us and hear about recent studies in Sussex County history and prehistory. This month archaeologist Dr. Edward Otter will discuss what life was like for the people living in the Lewes area before the coming of Europeans. Interpretations are based on historic documents and archaeological research in the region.
Dr. Otter received his PhD from Catholic University in Washington, DC. He is the owner and principal of Edward Otter, Inc, an archaeological consulting firm. Dr. Otter’s research interests include coastal adaptations and the analysis of past foodways.
Archaeology is a scientific discipline that seeks to understand how people lived in the past. It is the only means of learning new information about those who left no written records and provides another avenue of study for those who did leave records. Delaware prehistory dates back of 12,000 years and there is a rich colonial history: all of which can be studied through archaeology.
The Archaeological Society of Delaware is a non-profit organization established to promote the preservation and study of archaeological sites in Delaware. Advocacy is an important aspect of the society as sites succumb to development, coastal erosion, and infrastructure projects. Membership is open to all persons with an interest and there are three chapters (New Castle, Kent, and Sussex).
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