Tuesday, September 22
The Archaeology of Bear Ceremonialism
via Zoom or over the phone
hosted by: Morrison County Historical Society
cost to attend: $10 (plus tax)
$7 (plus tax) for Morrison County Historical Society Members
The Morrison County Historical Society presents "The Archaeology of Bear Ceremonialism" featuring guest speaker David Mather, who will discuss the worldwide concept of bear ceremonialism and in the context of wildlife biology, a zooarchaeological study of bear remains from Minnesota. This event will take place online via Zoom. Those who do not have internet access can join over the phone.
Reverence for bears was an ancient and widely held tradition in the history of the northern world. From Scandinavia, across Siberia, Japan and North America, archaeologists have identified shared themes concerning hunting, feasts and the treatment of the slain bear by otherwise district cultures. In rare instances, archaeologists have encountered the sacred places where remains of ancient bears were placed.
David Mathers is the National Register Archaeologist for the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office. He has worked as a professional archaeologist in Minnesota for more than 30 years, with specialties in environmental archaeology, zooarchaeology and historic preservation. The archaeology of bear ceremonialism was focus of his PhD dissertation at the University of Minnesota.
Make your reservation by visiting http://www.morrison-county-historical-society.square.site/ or by calling (320) 632-4007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org