UPCOMING EVENTS

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 or other FOSA members in the list below.
To get an idea of what these are like, please access our YouTube Videos page.

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FOSA members who have expressed an interest in field work will be notified of particulars as the date approaches.

> If you are a FOSA member and might nevertheless like to contribute in the work, please contact Scott at fosa.ct@gmail.com.
> If you are not a FOSA member, to participate you must first join FOSA. To do so, please access the 'Join Us' page by clicking here. Normal cost for joining is $25.
> For those new to field work, please be aware that there may be limited time available for instructional purposes.


FOSA members who have an interest in helping out at the FOSA Outreach Table
can locate events where the Table will be set up at. If you would like to help out at one of these events and haven't been contacted by the FOSA Outreach Coordinator, you can get the particulars by sending an email to fosaoutreach@gmail.com.

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• Nick Bellantoni to Share 'Deeply Human' Archeology Stories : "The Long Journeys Home"

At various times during the remainder of 2018 and into 2019, Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni will be giving talks on his new book, The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry 'Opukaha'ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk. Detailed information on Nick's talks can be found by clicking here.
Following is a list of dates and locations where the talks will be held.
(Asterisked items: Venue will purchase and have books available.)

MAY

  16 "Third Thursday" event: CT State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT,   noon   Info: https://ctstatelibrary.org/events/ or call 860-757-6668 or email Robert Kinney.

JUNE

  1 - Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich, CT, 1:00PM (program is on Henry O's Foreign Mission School, but Nick will be present.   Info: contact Julie Menders at 860-889-2365.
  5 Torrington Historical Society, 192 Main St, Torrington, CT, 6:30PM   Info: http://www.torringtonhistoricalsociety.org/ or call 860-482-8260.
  27 - Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Road, Avon, CT, 7:00PM   Info: Contact Terri Wilson (Avon Historical Society) or call the Senior Center at 860-675-4355

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Cornwall Historical Society
WSHU, Public Radio, Sacred Heart University
Stanley Whitman House, Farmington
Edith Wheeler Library, Monroe
CSMNH Fund-Raiser, UConn

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• NEW OSA INTERNET RADIO SHOW: "Celebrating our textured past through the finds of great enthusiasts ... Archaeology of Connecticut"

What:FOSA is pleased to advise you that iCRV Radio, an internet streaming radio station based in Ivoryton, CT, will begin featuring a program on Connecticut Archaeology hosted by State Archaeologist Dr. Brian Jones. The program will be streamed live over the internet the first Tuesday of each month, when Dr. Jones and a roundtable of contributors and guests will discuss Connecticut's rich archaeological heritage.

• In case you miss a show, or would like to hear it again, it can be heard by finding it in the list at:https://icrvradio.com/programs/program/285.
• For an overview of the subjects of past shows, please click here.

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• ASC SPRING 2019 MEETING

When: Saturday, May 11, 9:45AM - 3:30PM
Where: Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT
What: Detailed information on the Meeting, directions, and so forth can be found in the latest ASC Newsletter (page 13), accessed by clicking here.

• FIELD EXCAVATION: EAST HARTFORD - MAY 13-17
FOSA members who have expressed an interest in field work have been notified of particulars.
> If you are a FOSA member and might nevertheless like to contribute in the work, please contact Scott at fosa.ct@gmail.com.
> If you are not a FOSA member, in order to participate you must first join FOSA. To do so, please access the 'Join Us' page by clicking here. Normal cost for joining is $25.
For those new to field work, please be aware that there will be limited time available for instructional purposes.



• FIELD EXCAVATION: WASHINGTON, CT - May 28 - June 29.
FOSA members who have expressed an interest in field work will have been notified of particulars.
> If you are a FOSA member and might nevertheless like to contribute in the work, please contact Scott at fosa.ct@gmail.com.
> If you are not a FOSA member, in order to participate you must first join FOSA. To do so, please access the 'Join Us' page by clicking here. Normal cost for joining is $25.
For those new to field work, please be aware that there will be limited time available for instructional purposes.


• UPCOMING OSA INTERNET RADIO SHOW: "The Archaic Period (a general discussion of Native American life in Connecticut between 9,000 and 3,000 years ago)"

When: Tuesday June 4, 2019, broadcast begins 5:00 PM
What:

Dr. Jones will be accompanied by Daniel Forrest of the Public Archaeology Laboratory (PAL); Cosimo Sgarlata, president of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut (ASC); FOSA President Scott Brady, and FOSA members Gary Nolf and Don Rankin. The Archaic stage is characterized by subsistence economies supported through exploitation of nuts, seeds, and shellfish, while its ending is defined by the adoption of sedentary farming.

You can listen at icrvradio.com (just hit the "play live radio" button at the top of the page).
Check out  icrvradio.com  or  www.facebook.com/icrvradio for additional times.


• Annual Meeting of The New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society

When: Sunday, June 9, 12:30 PM
Where: New London County Historical Society, 11 Blinman Street, New London, Connecticut
What: The guest speaker will be Andrew Stout, the Eastern Regional Director for TAC (The Archaeological Conservancy of America). The program will begin at 1:00 PM when Mr. Stout will speak about TAC's Archaeological Holdings and the Acquisition of the NEHFES Site in Chesterfield, Connecticut.
Cost: Free and open to the public, but reservations must be made in advance.
To Register: please email NEHFES Treasurer Nancy Butler at nbutler@aboveallelse.org.
For information on The New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society, please click here.


• FIELD EXCAVATION: HARTFORD - JUNE 21
FOSA members who have expressed an interest in field work have been notified of particulars.
> If you are a FOSA member and might nevertheless like to contribute in the work, please contact Scott at fosa.ct@gmail.com.
> If you are not a FOSA member, in order to participate you must first join FOSA. To do so, please access the 'Join Us' page by clicking here. Normal cost for joining is $25.
For those new to field work, please be aware that there will be limited time available for instructional purposes.


• Archaeology Field School for Kids

When: Monday June 24 - Friday June 28, 9:00AM to noon
Where: Directions & details will be provided to registrants.
What: Do you like uncovering evidence to solve mysteries? Do you like the idea of getting your hands dirty while exploring the past? Spend a week with UConn archaeologists exploring the world of field archaeology. You will learn about the science, tools, and methods used by archaeologists and be part of a real archaeological field crew! Participants will be doing hands-on fieldwork and laboratory research at a professional, ongoing archaeological dig. We have been opening new areas of our on-campus dig site each year and every session we uncover something new!
Cost: $185. To enroll contact Brian Jones at brian.jones@uconn.edu with the subject line OSA Field School.
To ensure enrollment, payment should be made to "Office of State Archaeology, UConn" as early as possible. Checks should be mailed to: Brian Jones, Office of State Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, 354 Mansfield Rd, Unit 1176, Storrs, CT 06269-1176.


• CT State Museum of Natural History (CSMNH) Educators Archaeology Field School

When: Monday July 1 thru Friday July 5, 9:00AM thru 3:00PM
Where: Directions & details will be provided to registrants.
What: Educators can spend a week learning about archaeology with OSA's Field School for Educators. This field school is designed to give those who teach social sciences a deeper understanding of archaeology and local history. For those who provide archaeological opportunities for students, it will also emphasize the ethical aspects of archaeology, as well as proper archaeological field techniques, data management, and reporting.

Participants will experience an authentic archaeological investigation, working with primary sources at a historic site in Windsor. They will also learn about the role of the Connecticut Office of State Archaeology and how it can be an important resource in developing archaeological lessons and activities for students.
Cost: $50. To enroll, contact Brian Jones at brian.jones@uconn.edu with the subject line OSA Field School.
To ensure enrollment, payment should be made to "Office of State Archaeology, UConn" as early as possible. Checks should be mailed to: Brian Jones, Office of State Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, 354 Mansfield Rd, Unit 1176, Storrs, CT 06269-1176.


• CT State Museum of Natural History (CSMNH): Archaeology Field School for Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel

When: Monday July 29 thru August 2, 9:00AM to noon
Where: Directions & details will be provided to registrants.
What: Veterans and active duty military personnel will spend a week doing hands-on archaeology at an Archaeology Field School sponsored by the Office of State Archaeology. The field school will cover the basics of field methods, paperwork, data management, and artifact identification. Learning proper archaeological methods will develop the participant's understanding of the ethical aspects of archaeology and the archaeologist's responsibility to preserve the data they retrieve so that it will remain valuable to future researchers. This year's excavation is currently planned for a Revolutionary War site in New Haven
Cost: No Cost but spaces are limited. To enroll, contact Brian Jones at brian.jones@uconn.edu with the subject line OSA Field School.


• CT State Museum of Natural History (CSMNH): Archaeology Field School for Adults

When: Monday August 5 thru August 9, 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Where: Directions & details will be provided to registrants.
What: Spend a week learning about Connecticut archaeology! This field school will cover the ethical aspects of archaeology, as well as proper archaeological field techniques and data management. As a member of this program, you will have the opportunity to participate in an official Connecticut Office of State Archaeology dig. The dig will take place at a recently discovered and very significant site dating to the mid to late 1600s. Your findings will add important information to our understanding of Connecticut's rich historic past!
Cost: $200. To enroll, contact Brian Jones at brian.jones@uconn.edu with the subject line OSA Field School.
To ensure enrollment, payment should be made to "Office of State Archaeology, UConn" as early as possible. Checks should be mailed to: Brian Jones, Office of State Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, 354 Mansfield Rd, Unit 1176, Storrs, CT 06269-1176.


• FOSA MEMBERS FIELD SCHOOL

When: Monday August 9 thru August 16, 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Where: Directions & details will be provided to registrants.
What: A special week just for FOSA members spend a week learning about Connecticut archaeology! This field school will cover the proper archaeological field techniques and data management for experienced and beginner excavators. As a member of this program, you will have the opportunity to participate in an official Connecticut Office of State Archaeology dig. The dig will take place at a recently discovered and very significant site dating to the mid to late 1600s. Your findings will add important information to our understanding of Connecticut's rich historic past!
NOTE: This field school was developed for FOSA members. To become a FOSA member please visit click Join FOSA on this website for more information.
Cost: Free to FOSA members. To enroll, contact Brian Jones at brian.jones@uconn.edu with the subject line OSA Field School.


• FIELD EXCAVATION: GLASTONBURY - August 19-20.
FOSA members who have expressed an interest in field work will have been notified of particulars.
> If you are a FOSA member and might nevertheless like to contribute in the work, please contact Scott at fosa.ct@gmail.com.
> If you are not a FOSA member, in order to participate you must first join FOSA. To do so, please access the 'Join Us' page by clicking here. Normal cost for joining is $25.
For those new to field work, please be aware that there will be limited time available for instructional purposes.


• FIELD EXCAVATION: EAST LYME - August 23.
FOSA members who have expressed an interest in field work will have been notified of particulars.
> If you are a FOSA member and might nevertheless like to contribute in the work, please contact Scott at fosa.ct@gmail.com.
> If you are not a FOSA member, in order to participate you must first join FOSA. To do so, please access the 'Join Us' page by clicking here. Normal cost for joining is $25.
For those new to field work, please be aware that there will be limited time available for instructional purposes.





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"History Channel: MysteryQuest: Hitler's Escape with Dr. Nick Bellantoni"
When: repeated at various times during 2018. 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!

• "Travel Channel: Mysteries At the Museum on Griswold Vampire Case
When: repeated at various times during 2018. Check your local listings!
Where: Travel Channel
What: The "Griswold Vampire Case" began with the uncovering of 29 graves in an abandoned cemetery set in a now-eroding rock pit. In one of the graves the bones had been rearranged, following an exhumation of the deceased. Looking into this more deeply, Nick became involved in vampire legends which existed in eastern Connecticut and western Rhode Island, especially in the late-18th to late 19th centuries. It turned out that these kinds of exhumations and bone-rearrangings were an attempt by people whose families were being devastated by tuberculosis, who trying to save their families using beliefs and methods originating from eastern Europe.
For additional information: Do a Google search on "vampires" to find items on this within this web site, including a video of a talk given by Nick at Quinnipiac University in 2013 and a book, Food For the Dead, in which additional background information is provided.

"Science Channel: Secrets of the Underground: "Secret History of the New World"
When: available after original airing on Science Channel, at https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/
Where: Science Channel
What: Dr. Jones will be appearing in the Science channel show "Secrets of the Underground" premiering March 28 at 10:00 PM. The episode is entitled "Secret History of the New World." Dr. Jones will be providing context on the Gungywamp ruins in Groton.

"various (PBS, Science Channel): "Secrets of the Dead: "Jamestown's Dark Winter"
What: A program discussing the 1609 winter at Jamestown, and the suffering and cannibalism that occurred there; Dr. Robert Owsley (ref. 2015 Annual Meeting) is featured in the episode. The episode is also available on Amazon as a video; see "Jamestown's Dark Winter".


OTHER GROUPS' UPCOMING EVENTS


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