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Indigenous Communities at the Confluence: An Archaeological History

September 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Prior to colonization, the shores of the Susquehanna River looked quite different.

Decades of archaeological studies in the Susquehanna Valley, particularly around the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers, have produced a rich record of the Indigenous communities that flourished in this region for thousands of years. Join Dr. Nina M. Versaggi for a FREE virtual presentation on archaeological excavations completed by the Public Archaeology Facility at Binghamton University.

Some of the sites she will discuss include Castle Gardens in Vestal, downtown excavations at the BU Academic Center and Twin River Commons, as well as sites along the Chenango, such as Broome Tech and Castle Creek. These discoveries and more have contributed to our knowledge of Indigenous communities at the confluence before European contact in the seventeenth century.

When: September 22 at 6:30PM

Where: Zoom

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About the Presenter: Dr. Nina M. Versaggi (Senior Research Associate, Department of Anthropology and the Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University). 

Dr. Versaggi received her doctorate and master’s degrees in Anthropology from Binghamton University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Rutgers University in New Jersey.  She has been active in professional archaeology since 1972. In 2019, she retired as director of the Public Archaeology Facility, a research center on the Binghamton University campus. She continues to be a part of PAF’s research, education, and community outreach missions, currently assisting with a National Science Foundation Informal STEM grant at the Windsor and Whitney Point Middle Schools. Her entire professional career has centered on researching the archaeological history of the people who once lived in present-day New York State, ranging from ancient hunter-gatherers to Revolutionary War combatants.  


September 22, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Roberson Museum and Science Center


Roberson Museum
Binghamton, NY 13905 United States
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Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.