FOSA NEWSLETTERS

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Date Articles
Spring, 2017 Special articles include: • an article by Jim Trocchi on "The Mighty Moodus River"; • Selected images from the 2016 excavation season; • And a remembrance article by Nick Bellantoni on George B. "Pete" Kinsella.
Fall, 2016 Special articles include: • Seasonal Occupations at the Devil's Head Site, Maine; • Dusting Off the Past: Native American Artifacts at Mattatuck Museum; • Serendipity at Riverside Cemetery ; • Remembering FREDERIC WILLIAM WARNER III; and • Remembering DR. HENRI "HANK" ROBERT COPPES.
Spring, 2016 Special articles include: • New Archaeological Preserves: Charcoal Mound Site, Walt Landgraf Soapstone Quarry Site, Portland Nike Missile Site; • Vernon's Granite Mills; • Excavation Results of Middle Archaic Archaeological Site in Bethel; • Article on Charles Island near Milford; • Gems of CT History and Culture • an update on ongoing OSA Library work; • an article on the Midway Railroad Roundhouse archaeological complex; • an article on the Borden's Condensed Milk Factory site; and • a history of the Douglas Jordan Testing, Dating and Conservation Fund.
Fall, 2015 Special articles include: • Radiocarbon dating of the Farmington Pope Mastadon; • an update on ongoing OSA Library work; • an article on the Midway Railroad Roundhouse archaeological complex; • an article on the Borden's Condensed Milk Factory site; and • a history of the Douglas Jordan Testing, Dating and Conservation Fund.
Spring, 2015 Special articles include: • Remembrances of June Cooke; • Meadowcroft Rockshelter Visit memories; • an article on the historical preservation of an African-American cemetery in Greenwich; and • an article by Jim Trocchi on an interesting feature uncovered at the Strong Howard in Windsor, which was profiled in the Fall 2013 Newsletter.
Fall, 2014 Special articles include: • Brian Jones' first column; • Endoscopic imaging at a Danbury burial vault; • a short article on excavation methodologies and link to protected preserves; and • an aritcle on the history of crossing the Connecticut River.
Spring, 2014 Special articles include: • Mandy's first column; • Nick's last column; • Farmington Students Help Excavate at Walpole Excavation; • appreciation article for Howard Horton; • sn article on Connecticut's Iron Industry; • article on a dig at the Gurleyville Grist Mill; and, • an article on lithic finds at a Westbrook excavation.
Fall, 2013 Special articles include: • Latest info from the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center and the 2013 Field School; • an update on the UConn Mentor Connection Program; bull; an article on the 2013 Adult Archaeology Field School, at the Barclay site in Ashford; • an article on Ground Penetrating Radar use at the Historic Deerfield Cemetery; • the results of a dig at the Strong Howard House in Windsor; and, • an article on several archaeological surveys at Sherwood Island.
Spring, 2013 Special articles include: • An article on an excavation by Farmington High School students which occurred in Willington; • Latest info from the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center: Battlefields of the Pequot War, the Second Battle of the Nipsachuck, and the 2013 Field Schools; • an article on the 100th anniversary of Connecticut State Parks; and, • an article on explorations of a historic bridge in Windsor.
Fall, 2012 Special articles include: • Nick Bellantoni's "News from the OSA" article which discusses the results of excavations to date this year; • Farmington High School Spring Field School 2012 • Ellington Historical Society dig at Nellie McKnight House; • Archaeology Awareness Month informational article; and, • latest info from the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center: Battlefields of the Pequot War and the 2012 Summer Archaeology Field Schools.
Spring, 2012 Special articles include: • Nick Bellantoni's "News from the OSA" article which discusses vandalism at Fort Griswold • update from Bruce Greene on current and upcoming field activities • an article by Jim Trocchi on cave noises in Moodus, CT • an article by Mandy Ranslow on archaeology and ethics, relevant to Nick's article and 2 television shows and, • 2 book reviews on "A History of the World in 100 Objects" and "Putnam's Revolutionary War Encampment" (at what is now Putnam Memorial State Park).
Fall, 2011 Special articles include: • Uncovering skeletal remains at New Haven Hospital • update from Bruce Greene on current and upcoming field activities • an update on the "Battlefields of the Pequot War" project of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center; and, • an article by Jim Trocchi titled "Native American Travel" in Southern New England.
Spring, 2011 Special articles include: • Update from Bonnie Beatrice on the 2010 Outreach Programs • update from Bruce Greene on current and upcoming field activities • an update on the "Battlefields of the Pequot War" project of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center; and, • an article by Jim Trocchi titled "Acculturation of Native Americans in Southern New England."
Fall, 2010 Special articles include: • Update from Nick Bellantoni on efforts re-inter the Leatherman to a more prominent site • Farewell to June Cooke and reminisences of the late John Spaulding • the latest news from the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center's projects • CSMNH / CAC 2010 Archaeology Field School for Kids program • a report from Jim Trocchi on his examination of the Rainbow Hydroelectric Plant Dam on the Farmington River in 2009, a result of the lowering of the Reservoir level making the old dam visible; and, • a historical article by Mike Raber on Marine Railways in Southeastern Connecticut.
Spring, 2010 Special articles include: • Update on the Turtle Submarine project • a profile of FOSA voluneer Kristy Dalhstron • the latest news from the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center's projects (summer, fall 2009); and, • a paper by Jim Trocchi describing Connecticut Indian Demographics at European Contact.
Fall, 2009 Special articles include: • State of the budget and its impact on OSA • Info on the Andrew Kowalsky artifact collection donation • An article on a visit to the Manstan Rock Shelter • Another on what's happening at Mashantucket • An article on paleoimaging, a central part of this year's Annual Meeting speakers' subject; and, • a short article on an air crash in Norfolk, CT in 1943.
Spring, 2009 Special articles include: • New web site • Article on the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Library • FOSA's Outreach program • New Information on the H.L.Hunley's fate • Boiling Water with Rocks • Corduroy Roads; and, • an article on the Hicock-Benson-Palmer Late-Woodland Living site.
Fall, 2008 Special articles include: • Acknowledgements of volunteers' activities • A call for Laboratory volunteers to help catalog Native American artifact donations • Notification of the availability for review of John Spaulding's FOSA photographic records (48 separate binders of them!) at the OSA • The results of an archaeological dig in Big Timber, Montana • An article on the past of Stamford, CT • and thoughts on the First Americans.
Spring, 2008 Special articles include: • FOSA Outreach Program • New Ancient Lineage Discovered • Launching of the Turtle • Another attempt a NAGPRA amending • An update on the Kennewick Man • The first English settlement in Connecticut (in today's Windsor) • and new discoveries at the Venture Smith site.
Fall, 2007 Special articles include: • Radiocarbon Dating update • Farmington Canal • History of the West is Written in Stone; and, • a biography of Henry Obookiah.
Spring, 2007 Special articles include: • Radiocarbon Dating • Cautions and Limitations with C14 Dating • Profile of Ray Manstan and the Turtle; and, • an Analysis of a (fort) Palisade in Windsor.
Fall, 2006 Special articles include: • Use of Ground Penetrating Radar in South Windsor • Radiocarbon Dating • Award of a Grant to Help Fund a New Exhibit at UConn • Uncovering the Grave of Venture Smith; and, • a History of the ASC.
Spring, 2006 Special articles include: • An article on the Arthur Basto Archaeological Society • Radiocarbon Dating update; and, • an article on Dating Techniques, with emphasis on C14.
Fall, 2005 Special articles include: • Radiocarbon Dating update • an article on Kennewick Man • an initial article on the Lt. Eugene Bradley P-40 Crash Site; and, • a search for burial sites of (Revolutionary War) British Soldiers on Pine Island.
Spring, 2005 Special articles include: • The Avery Homestead in Preston, CT.
Fall, 2004 Special articles include: • Search for the Lost Prisoners' Cemetery at Newgate Prison; and, • a description of the First Annual Connecticut Archaeology Expo.
Spring, 2004 Special articles include: • Radiocarbon Dating update • an article on a Lost Treasure legend at the site of an old tavern in East Granby; and, • a biographical sketch of Samuel Huntington, a member of the Continental Congress.
Fall, 2003 Special articles include: • An article on the Search for Peter Pond burial site • a description of the Archaeology Mentorship Program; and, • the continuation of the Bulkeley Saga (cataloging the remains and discussion of the Bulkeley Tomb).
Spring, 2003 Special articles include: • An article on the cataloging and analysis of skeleton remains of the Gershom Buckeley Tomb.
Fall, 2002 Special articles include: • An article on the rediscovery of Kubla Khan's summer palace in China, known as Xanadu bull; and an article on Connecticut's first underwater archaeological preserves, centered around 2 shipwrecks (Lightship 51 and Willian Gillette's yacht "Aunt Polly").
Spring, 2002 Special articles include: • An article on the site of a colonial forge and steelworks in Killingworth.
Fall, 2001 Special articles include: • An article on a shipwreck, made visible by low water levels, in the Connecticut River.
Spring, 2001 Special articles include: • An article on the Pelton pottery kiln site in Bloomfield, CT.
Fall, 2000 Special articles include: • Status of FOSA and OSA activities • a draft letter to legislators encouraging them to support the bill on cultural heritage and tourism.
Spring, 2000 Special articles include: • SECOND FOSA NEWSLETTER: Status of FOSA and OSA activities.
Summer, 1998 Special articles include: • INITIAL FOSA NEWSLETTER: Status of OSA activities.


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