Hayden Matthew BRNP Archaeological Presentation
Friends of Banshee Reeks is privileged to have an exceptional informed speaker accompanied by subject matter experts in archaeology with displays of pre-historic and colonial artifacts discovered at Banshee and surrounding areas. A portion of the presentation will be considered continuing education for VMN members. An RSVP is required as the venue is the Education Annex where there is a 40 person limit. The presentation will start promptly at 6:30 PM, March 23, 2016. If you will be coming, please register athttp://bansheereeksnp.org/event-2167188 by this Sunday Noon so we can get a good head count.
In this program Hayden Mathews, current President of the Banshee Reeks Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia (BRASV) will present an overview of the archeological work that has been done at Banshee Reeks Preserve since its creation. This program will discuss some of the representative archeological finds at Banshee and what they have revealed about the human presence here over the last 15,000 years and the soils, geology and topography of the Preserve and how they likely influenced human occupation on the land. Representative artifacts from pre-colonial settlement by First Peoples as well as post-colonial European occupation will be shown in the program.