Dr. Robert Goodby, an archaeology professor at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, will discuss his new book, “A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History,” at the Monadnock Center in Peterborough on Saturday at 11 a.m.

From the remains of the oldest known dwellings in New England to the historical survival and modern renaissance of the Abenaki, “A Deep Presence” tells the remarkable story of Native Americans in the Monadnock Region. The book combines first-person accounts of archaeological discovery with discussion of the complex history of Native people across northeastern North America.

The free program will be held outdoors in the Peterson Courtyard, between the Monadnock Center and the Peterborough Town House on Grove Street. Guests are invited to bring a chair or blanket for comfort while enjoying the talk. In the event of rain, the talk will be rescheduled for a later date.

After the discussion, Goodby will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.

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