Cottrell-Baldwin Series: Dr. Robert Goodby - FULL

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Humans and Nature in the Monadnock Region: The First 13,000 Years

The cover of Robert Goodby's book, "A Deep Presence," shows an illustration of indigenous people in the region.
An illustration from the cover of "A Deep Presence," by Robert Goodby.
Native Americans have lived in the Monadnock region for 13,000 years.  Archaeological evidence from sites in Swanzey, Peterborough, Hinsdale, and Keene reflect their use of a broad range of terrestrial and aquatic animals, ranging from caribou at the end of the Pleistocene to anadromous fish and timber rattlesnakes during the Late Archaic and Woodland periods, c. 5,000- 700 years before present. Site settings show that major rivers, tributary streams, and wetlands were all integral to Native American economies. Archaeological data reveals Native use of the landscape and natural resources, highlighting settlement patterns, seasonal movements, technology, site settings, and responses to climate change. Archaeological data also contributes to an understanding of long-term patterns and changes in species range that has potential utility for modern conservation and wildlife management. 

NOTE: Masks are recommended for all attendees. Registration will be limited to a maximum of 50 people at each of the 4 sessions. Space is limited. If you cannot attend, please let us know ASAP so we can offer a slot to those on a waiting list.

REGISTER: Please register in advance with the link below to ensure you have a seat! 

LOCATION: Baldwin Environmental Center at Fox Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough NH 03244

Bob Goodby poses in a brown hat.SPEAKER: Dr. Robert Goodby

Robert Goodby is Professor of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Brown University and has over thirty years of experience excavating Native American archaeological sites in New England. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Archaeological Society, a former Trustee of the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, and served on the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs.

He has directed over four hundred archaeological studies authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act and his work has appeared in anthropological journals and in anthologies published by the Smithsonian Institution Press and University Press of New England.

He is a long-time presenter for the New Hampshire Humanities “Humanities to Go” program and the author of A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History, published by Peter E. Randall Publisher in 2021.

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Each year, the popular late-winter Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series celebrates the environmental and scholarly legacy of Annette and Bill Cottrell and State Research Forester, Henry I. Baldwin.

The series is sponsored by NH Division of Forests and Lands and Society for the Protection of NH Forests.