Unearthing History: 2023 Virtual Lecture #1: The LIDAR Revolution in Earth Surface Mapping

The partnership of the Avon Historical Society, Avon Free Public Library and Avon Senior Center is pleased to present the first lecture in their third annual five-part webinar series “Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Site along the Farmington River in Avon, CT.” The first lecture entitled “The LIDAR Revolution in Earth Surface Mapping” will be presented by Will Ouimet, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Connecticut. (LIDAR = Light Detection and Ranging) Dr. Ouimet was present for the discovery of this site as well as conducted LIDAR scanning one year ago along the Farmington River to show the extent of the original site. It will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm via Zoom.

Registration and more information at www.avonctlibrary.info

Dr. William Ouimet
Associate Professor, UCONN, Storrs, CT
Department of Geosciences and Department of Geography
A LIDAR image provided by Dr. Ouimet.

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