FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2011
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
Dr. John Crock Speaks on Recent Discoveries in Vermont Archaeology
POULTNEY--Archaeologist Dr. John Crock will provide a free public talk titled “9,000 Years of History Under the Champlain Bridge and Other Recent Discoveries in Vermont Archaeology” on Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall at Green Mountain College. The event is co-sponsored by the College and the Poultney Historical Society.
Crock, director of the University of Vermont Consulting Archaeology Program (UVM CAP) and an assistant research professor in the UVM Department of Anthropology, received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000.
In the early 90s, good fortune and an interest in islands (he grew up in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island) led Crock to the Caribbean to conduct archaeological research on the islands of Montserrat and later Anguilla. Following this experience, he entered graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation research focused on late prehistoric Amerindian society in Anguilla and the development of socially complex chiefdoms in the northern Lesser Antilles. As CAP director at UVM, Crock leads numerous archaeological studies conducted across Vermont every year.