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The History Saga of Humans and the Environment at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
August 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Historic Annapolis present this story is about strategic location on a great estuary, human interactions with rich natural resources, and the founding history of the United States.
It is an evolving story built around the science of archaeology and the inferences of oral and written history for the 2,650-acre campus of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), five miles south of Annapolis and 25 miles east of Washington, DC. It relies upon volunteer citizen scientists who have been piecing together a fabric of place and time that is entirely local, yet it forms a quilt of context for America today.
The story extends back 3,000 years to the earliest people who gathered oysters from the Bay and developed an elaborate culture here, and it continues to the present with surprising new discoveries almost weekly.
Virtual lecture. Advance registration is required.