Peace Dale Museum of Art and Culture

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Stone heaps, or spiritual symbols? One of the most polarized debates in the world of archaeology today concerns ceremonial stone landscapes, groups of stone structures built by Native Americans for religious purposes. Are they spiritual places that must be preserved as the cultural heritage of Indigenous people? Or are many actually fields of stone heaps constructed as byproducts of 19th century agricultural activity? Our 2021 Spring Lecture Series will offer two perspectives on this fascinating topic.

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