Of Interest to FOSA Members and the General Public

Note: At various times, you may find reference made to hikes given by the State Archaeologist in the list below.
To get an idea of what these are like, please access our YouTube Videos page.

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Fall Preview: Jamestown Settlement, Arlington National Cemetery, and Old Town Alexandra, VA Trip

When: leave:Friday September 23   return:Sunday September 25

    The Jamestown Settlement trip has been cancelled.

• Nick Bellantoni Lecture: "The New England Vampire Folk Belief: The Archaeological Evidence"

When: Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 PM
Where: Salem Historical Society, 240 Hartford Road (Rte.85), Salem, CT
What: In 1990 a couple of young boys discovered two skulls at the site of a gravel quarry in eastern Connecticut. Dr. Nick Bellantoni was called in to investigate what turned out to be a forgotten colonial family cemetery. One grave in particular caught his eye, connecting the burial to Vampire folklore and a real public health issue.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
For additional information: Contact the Salem Historical Society, at info@salemhistoricalsocietyct.org.

October is Archaeology Awareness Month!

All activities for October can be found on the Archaeology Awareness Month Calendar, which can be accessed by clicking here.

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"History Channel: MysteryQuest: Hitler's Escape with Dr. Nick Bellantoni"

When: repeated at various times during 2016. Check your local listings!
Where: History Channel
What: Former CT State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni was requested by the History Channel to travel to both Germany and Moscow to study the remains which are said to be those of Adolph Hitler. It was a tremendous adventure for Dr. Bellantoni; and good reviews for UConn as well. Watch the History Channel to hear the whole story!


Archaeological Society of Connecticut

Conference on New England Archaeology

CT Archaeology Center / Office of State Archaeology

Connecticut Gravestone Network (Facebook)

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History

Ellington Historical Society

Friends of Center Cemetery

Friends of Hammonassett

Historical Society of Glastonbury

Institute for American Indian Studies

Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club

Madison Historical Society

Museum of Connecticut Glass

Scranton Memorial Library