History Break: Cultural Change in Red Wing from AD900 – 1500

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center
1166 Oak St
Red Wing, MN 55066
History Break: Cultural Change in Red Wing from AD900 - 1500 @ Goodhue County History Center | Red Wing | Minnesota | United States
In our busy lives, seemingly beset with a constant barrage of changes, it is easy to forget that past humans have also dealt with major, and fast-paced changes in their lives and environments. Between AD 900 and 1500, the Red Wing area rapidly transformed from being sparsely occupied by hunting and gathering peoples, to densely occupied by agriculturalists at the center of a massive regional interaction circuit, to being almost entirely abandoned – all in less than 600 years! In this talk, Ron Schirmer will guide you through what we know about this fascinating and important story.

Dr. Ron Schirmer is a professor of Anthropology at Minnesota State University, Mankato. His research interests and teaching specializations include paleoethnobotany, ethnobotany, ecology, environmental anthropology, identity and ethnicity, field methods, laboratory analysis, computer applications in advanced archeological analysis, and cultural resource management.

This conversation is part of our “History Break” series. Spend your lunch hour at the Goodhue County History Center for our monthly free lunchtime program! Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch with them while they soak up stories.

For more information on Goodhue County Historical Society programsvisitwww.goodhuecountyhistory.org/events.