12,000 Years of American Indiansposted Tuesday January 22, 2008
EDUCATORS AND ARCHAEOLOGISTS CELEBRATE AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY WITH SYMPOSIUM, EXHIBIT
Units of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate their connections to major archaeological studies of American Indian history in North Carolina with a symposium and a ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008.
The UNC American Indian Center and the UNC Research Laboratories of Archaeology will host "12,000 Years of American Indians in North Carolina" at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on the UNC campus. The symposium, 1–3 p.m., is free to the public, and no registration is necessary.
Special guests will also participate in a ceremony after the symposium to commemorate the opening of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s new exhibit "The Ancient Carolinians." The exhibit interprets archaeological discoveries from the Hardaway site near Badin, N.C., and features archaeological finds that are part of a vast collection donated to UNC by Alcoa. "The Ancient Carolinians" is funded in part by the Alcoa Foundation, which will be recognized during the ceremony. Dr. Randy Daniel of East Carolina University, a UNC alumnus and a primary expert on the Hardaway site, will be keynote speaker for the ceremony, which begins at 4 p.m. in the Morehead Building’s rotunda, adjacent to the exhibit gallery.