American Indian Archaeological Institute
Route 199, Washington, CT 06793
The Institute is the center for the discovery, preservation, and interpretation of the lifeways of the first peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands.
The permanent exhibits cover 12,000 years of prehistory and history in North America from the archaeologists viewpoint. Exhibits include:
1. The skeleton of a 12,000 year-old Mastodon, the only one found to date in Connecticut.
2. Stone tools and weapons over 10,000 years old
3. Simulated archaeological site.
AIAI has excellent resources for teachers. The Institute has year-round programs, by appointment, including film, filmstrip and slide programs, teacher resource packets, traveling exhibits and a research library.
EARLY MAN IN NORTH AMERICA—THE KNOWN TO THE UNKNOWN
THE ICE AGE
ENVIRONMENT IN CONNECTICUT AND ITS EFFECTS ON
THE CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF MAN
CHANGES IN THE COAST LINE OF NORTH AMERICA
NORTH AMERICA DURING THE WISCONSIN GLACIER
CONNECTICUT AT THE HEIGHT OF THE WISCONSIN GLACIER
POSSIBLE ROUTES OF ENTRANCE INTO NORTH AMERICA
WEAPONS OF EARLY MAN
TOOLS AND WEAPONS OF EARLY MAN
THE OCCUPATION OF RUSSELL CAVE