Monday, May 16, 2016

Dendroglyphs in Central New York: Iroquois Tree Paintings and the Painted Post, Presented at SRAC June 7th

Dr. David Moyer
On Tuesday, June 7th from 6:30 - 7:30 Dr. David Moyer will present “Dendroglyphs in Central New York: Iroquois Tree Paintings and the Painted Post" at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY. Dendroglyphs are various symbols painted and or carved into tree trunks by primitive peoples.

One such painted post that will be discussed is Corning's 'Painted Post" as this location was a central crossing of the principle Indian trails as well as a resting place and rendezvous for Indians traveling north, south, east and west. Indian houses were located near the river, fields were cultivated and a huge post was set in an open space and said to be representing an enemy. Festivities and dances were held around this post and huge fires were built.

David Moyer is the Owner and Principal Archaeologist at Birchwood Archaeological Services, a historical and archaeological consulting company in Gilbertsville, NY. Over the past 25 years he has conducted archaeological research in five countries and over a dozen states. Currently, he serves as President of the Chenango Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association and Director of the Roland Hill Memorial Museum of Archaeology in Otsego, NY. Door will open at 6pm and admission is $5, SRAC members $4.

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