Dr. Lucianne Lavin will give a talk on the Traditional Roles of Women in Southern New England Tribal Societies on Thursday, September 13 at 6:30pm in the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library.
This presentation will provide a short introduction to indigenous societies in the region, and then focus on the traditional roles of women in those Native American societies. Their status will be compared to that of indigenous men and contemporary European women.
Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. is an anthropologist and archaeologist with over 40 years of research and field experience in Northeastern archaeology and anthropology. Dr. Lavin is a founding member of the state’s Native American Heritage Advisory Council and Editor of the journal of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from New York University and her B.A. from Indiana University. Dr. Lavin has written over 150 professional publications and technical reports on the archaeology and ethnohistory of the Northeast, including her award-winning book, Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History and Oral Traditions Teach Us about their Communities and Cultures.
Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.