Tuesday, June 28, 2016

History's Mysteries at SRAC: Council Rocks Archaeoastronomy Site, by David Gutkowski Tuesday, July 5th

Council Rocks Archaeoastronomy Site, 
by David Gutkowski
Tuesday, July 5th 
At SRAC, 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
from  6:30 - 7:30pm

Dave Gutkowski has been giving lectures and presentations at various archaeology meetings and state conventions and has traveled as far as New Hampshire to present the site to audiences and professionals.  He has recently been invited to speak in Europe at an international gathering of archaeoastronomy professionals.

Dave will discuss and share a video presentation about a recently found stonehenge-like site with rock shelter called Council Rocks in Northeastern Pennsylvania.   Mr. Gutkowski is an avocational archaeologist who has been researching the site since its discovery in 2007.  Council Rocks appears to be an archaeoastronomy site, ceremonial in nature and used to track the sun's passage while marking the four seasons. Dave dates the site to 1825 BCE with a significant modification at 125 BCE. The video he produced compresses nine years of his research into a twenty minute film. While its precise location is still confidential, he expects this site to be a substantial find for our area in years to come.  In addition to the film, Dave will discuss more recent developments at the site and current research of an associated rockshelter.

Doors will open at 6pm and admission is $5, SRAC members $4 - Hope to see you there!