Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Griffin Report

History’s Mysteries
The Griffin Report
by Deb Twigg and Dick Cowles
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
6:30pm – 7:30pm
At SRAC, 345 Broad St, Waverly, NY

James (Jimmy) B. Griffin is a well known name in America's 20th century archaeology. However, you will have to look pretty far to read about what did in the summer of 1931 as a graduate with a master's degree in Sociology and Anthropology. This is because he made a report that was never published and therefore is not used as a reference in current scientific research. This report was about many sites in the Valley that is still controversial today.

On Tuesday, January 5th, SRAC's Deb Twigg will be presenting the highlights of this report, and with the help of Dick Cowles, whose father Ellsworth accompanied James Griffin in all the excavations that summer in 1931, will tell you about the controversy that surrounds the report as well. Actual photos from 1931 will be used throughout the presentation. Step back in time and learn about the MANY archaeological sites and archaeology found right in our Valley!

Admission: Adults $5, Students and SRAC members $4. Doors open at 6pm and admission to the exhibit hall filled with thousands of local Native American artifacts is included in the admission price.

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