The talk will cover the development of the civilizations during the pre-Colombian era. Topics will include early hunter-gatherers who first lived along the Savannah River and later cultures who developed the first pottery in America and will conclude with the Mississippian culture, which had sophisticated city states built upon advanced agricultural techniques.
Guy Robbins earned his BA in History at Nottingham University, Nottingham, England and his MA in War Studies at Kings College, London University. He has over 20 years experience in museum work at the Imperial War Museum in London, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, the Millville Army Air Field Museum in New Jersey and now as curator at the Augusta Museum of History.
The musuem's lectures are free to museum members and $3 for non-members. Participants should bring a lunch. The museum provides beverages and dessert. Refreshments are served beginning at 11:30 a.m., and the lecture runs from 12:30 to 1 p.m.