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Historical talk slated

Celts in southern New England? That’s the tale that will be told Dec. 10 at a Pioneer Valley Institute program.

“Monks’ Caves, Sacrificial Altars and Wandering Celts: Archaeological Detective Work in Southern New England” will be held on at Greenfield High School free, with Ken Feder, professor of archaeology at Central Connecticut State University, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Feder’s primary research interests include the archaeology of the native peoples of New England and the analysis of public perceptions about the human past.

“Archaeological research is like detective work,” says Feder. “We apply this forensic approach … when researching the identity of those who left behind the stone chambers, carved stones [or] stone circles that dot the New England landscape.”

In this presentation, Feder, author of “Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology,” will share with his audience the reasoning used to answer the question, “Who built these structures?”

To learn more: gcc.mass.edu/creditfree and click on Pioneer Valley Institute.

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