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Tuesday’s lecture to focus on residents of prehistoric Mathews

Professor Martin Gallivan of the College of the William and Mary will discuss the prehistoric Indians of Mathews County and the Chesapeake Bay area at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kingston Parish House on Main Street, Mathews. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Mathews County Historical Society, the lecture is the first in a three-part series designed to give residents a better understanding of the people who came to the county’s shores 10,000 years before the English arrived.

Gallivan is known locally for leading the archaeological investigation of Chief Powhatan’s home village of Werowocomoco, said a press release. He has written several books on Virginia Indians, and his most recent book, “The Powhatan Landscape: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake,” was published in August.

His lecture will focus on issues raised in the book, including an understanding of how prehistoric people adapted, viewed, experienced and became one with the ar...

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