Learn about Native American settlements in Shelton area during talk

Learn about Native American settlements in Shelton and the surrounding area during a presentation Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. on at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby.

The program on “Archaeology of Native American Settlements in the Lower Naugatuck Valley Area” will be given by Nicholas Bellantoni, Connecticut’s state archeologist.

The presentation will cover 11,000 years of Native American settlement and adaptation in Connecticut, and will highlight specific camp and village sites in the Lower Naugatuck Valley.

Organized by local Audubon Society

Bellantoni has been state archaeologist for 27 years. The program is being presented by the Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society (NVAS), in cooperation with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

The presentation is open to the public and a $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of NVAS projects, conservation efforts, and future programs such as bird walks. Children under 12 are free.

Light refreshments will be served after the program. The Kellogg Center is off Route 34 near downtown Derby. For information, directions or to RSVP, contact 203-734-2513 or dennisk32@yahoo.com.