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• October is Archaeology Awareness Month!
This year, as in the past 3 years, FOSA is maintining a list of Archaeology activities occurring in October, under the auspices of both FOSA and other groups, in an "Archaeology Awareness Month Calendar."
This 2015 AAM Calendar will be presented in place of our (normal) "Upcoming Activities" page during October. However, for those of you who would like to get a preview of the events being logged, you can do so by clicking . Please note that this page will be updated on a continuing basis up to and throughout October.
• Geology / Native American / Archaeology Walk
When: Saturday, November 14 (rain date November 15); 1:00 PM
Where: Meigs Point Nature Center, Hammonasset State Park, Madison, CT (behind the Nature Center)
What: Dr. Don Rankin will lead a walk of about 1 mile with 3 stops along the way for interpretation of the landscape. Dr. Rankin will demonstrate locally discovered artifacts, demonstrate the atlatl, talk about local geology and how native Americans lived off the land. When the group gets to the Hammonasset boulder monument he will recap English/Native American (Pequot) interaction leading to the Pequot War and subsequent English settlement of the shoreline area.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
> For additional information, call 203-245-9192, or visit their web site at www.hammonasset.org/index.html by clicking .
• 10th Annual Native American-Archaeology Roundtable: "After the Glacier: First Peopling of Northeastern North America"
When: Saturday, November 21, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793
What: Please join us for another rousing Native American-Archaeology Round Table with outstanding presentations and panel discussions by New England professional archaeologists and Native American leadership.
This year's Roundtable will explore the most recent discoveries of early human settlement in the Northeast. Who were these people? When did they arrive, and from Where? What was life like after the Wisconsin glaciations receded and the land became habitable? Native American scholars and archaeological specialists in Paleo-Indian and Early Archaic studies from New York and New England will be discussing these topics and more!
Scheduled speakers and panelists include Mohegan Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Elaine Thomas; Schaghticoke elder Trudie Richmond; New Hampshire State Archaeologist Dr. Richard Boisvert; New York State Museum Curator of Archaeology Dr. Jonathan Lothrop; Public Archaeology Laboratory Principal Investigator Alan Leveillee; CT State Archaeologist Dr. Brian Jones; CT avocational archaeologist Michael Bouchard; CT archaeologists Ernest Wiegand, Zachary Singer, and Brianna Rae.
For additional information, access the IAIS web site by clicking or call 860-868-0518.
• "History Channel: MysteryQuest: Hitler's Escape with Dr. Nick Bellantoni"
When: repeated at various times during 2015.
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
(click the "ASC" button in the "... Events" section of the ASC home page)
• Conference on New England Archaeology.
• CT Archaeology Center / Office of State Archaeology .
• Connecticut Gravestone Network.
• Connecticut State Museum of Natural History.
• Ellington Historical Society.
• Friends of Center Cemetery
• Friends of Hammonassett.
• Institute for American Indian Studies.
• Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club.
• Madison Historical Society
• Museum of Connecticut Glass
• Scranton Memorial Library