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11,500 Years of Native American Occupation
Arts Array - Native American Lecture Series
Date: 9/5/2013 7:30 PM
Cost: Free for Everyone
Location: Executive Auditorium Southwest Virginia Higher Education
Abingdon, Virginia
Arts Array MammothWallace Gusler in an illustrated lecture will give an overview of the “Indian” in Southwest Virginia from the era when the area was grasslands between snow-capped mountains to the to the modern era when the Indians came in contact with Europeans. He will trace the earliest hunters of mammoth, mastadon and other extinct species through millennia of evolving hunter-gatherer cultures to the climax of settled villages of the corn culture. Some of the effects on Southwest Virginia populations of large cultural developments in the central and southern parts of North America will be discussed and illustrated. Gusler is an American historian, best known as the retired Master Gunsmith at Colonial Williamsburg.