Join Us for a Special Screening
Woven in Time: The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve
Followed by discussion with filmmaker Marc Leavitt
Thursday, May 26th 5:30pm-7:00pm
fruit & cookies served prior to screening
URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Bay Campus
Coastal Institute Auditorium
Woven in Time: The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve is a 57-minute documentary film about a small piece of seemingly ordinary land located on the southern coast of Rhode Island. In the 1980s, archaeologists, working for a local developer, unearthed the remains of New England’s only undisturbed Pre-Contact Period (1100-1400 AD) Native American coastal village. Used for dirt biking and adjacent to a suburban housing development and shopping center, this land, on a pond where the Narragansett Tribe located their origin story, became the center of an almost thirty-year battle between the rights of property ownership and the social and cultural importance of preserving one of the most important archaeological sites on the East Coast of the United States. Woven in Time filming was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and the Department of Transportation.