Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Drumbeats Through Time: Saturday October 19th, 2019

SRAC's Annual Drumbeats Through Time: Saturday October 19th, 2019

Hey everybody - it's that time of the year and we have a bunch of great things planned for this year's Drumbeats Through Time event! Hope to see you there!

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center’s 16th Annual Drumbeats Through Time event has been scheduled for Saturday, October 19th at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY.

SRAC’s Drumbeats event is meant to celebrate the Native American heritage of our region from the prehistoric past, present and future.  The free public event runs from 1-5pm and includes speakers, presentations and authentic Seneca cultural education and dances. A membership luncheon precedes the event for all current SRAC members from 11 – 12:30pm. The day’s events schedule is as follows:

1:30 pm SRAC’s Dr. DeeAnne Wymer and Dan Caister will present the 2019 and overall findings from the 3 years of excavation at the Desisti site in Sayre, PA including an important discovery of ancient elk remains.

2:00 pm Vivian James a faunal remains specialist will present her findings and incites concerning the elk remains found at the Desisti site.

2:30 pm SRAC’s David Moyer will present some carbon dating that SRAC has performed on a few well known sites in the area that before this time actually had no scientific dates applied to them and what effects SRAC’s efforts with carbon dating can have on our understanding of our region’s past and the people who lived here.

3:15 pm Dick Kane will present cultural history of the Seneca people.

4:00 pm Dick Kane and Family will provide authentic Seneca Native American dance and drumming which will also include an invitation for the public to take part.

If you are a current member, you are invited to attend the annual luncheon beginning at 11:00 am - 12:30pm where you can visit with other members, see a presentation about the current and future efforts of SRAC, and even win great prizes! If you need to update your annual membership - stop in SRAC before the event, update it at the event, or simply click here to update it online. If you aren't sure if you need to renew yet - just give us a call at (607)565-7960 and we can let you know.  (You can also forward this to others to join before the event too!)

During the same month we host a Public Archaeology day and we invite the public to sign up to take part in the actual excavation and to learn from our professional staff about what we are finding and how it is found.  Click here to learn more!

Deb Twigg
Executive Director, SRAC

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