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• FIELD EXCAVATION: ANSONIA - June 13 thru June 17 at the David Humphreys House.
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 Brady or Kathy Walburn.
> 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.
• FOSA Workshop: Artifact Identification
When: Saturday, June 25, 10:00AM - noon
Where: East Hartford Senior Center, 70 Canterbury Street, East Hartford CT 06118
What: Sarah Sportman, anthropology professor at the University of Connecticut, will be conducting a workshop on Artifact Identification with a focus on historic period materials.
Please RSVP to Glenda Rose at Glenda Rose by June 23rd if you are planning to attend.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Glenda, as well.
• K.A.S.E.T. (UConn's Kids are Scientists and Engineers Too) - Archaeology Field School for Kids
When: Monday June 27 thru Friday July 1, 9:00AM to noon
Where: UConn, Storrs CT (directions 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: Grades 5 through 10. Advance registration through K.A.S.E.T required: $200.
> To register online, please click
> To register via postal mail, please download the brochure and registration form, by clicking Brochure & Form, fill it out, and mail it along with your payment to the address on the form.
For questions please call 860-486-0194.
For information on all K.A.S.E.T. programs, please click here.
• CT State Museum of Natural History (CSMNH) Educators Archaeology Field School
When: Monday July 18 thru Friday July 22, 9:00AM thru 3:00PM
Where: Details will be provided to registrants.
What: Educators can spend a week learning about archaeology at the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center's Field School for Teachers. This field school is designed to give educators who provide archaeological opportunities for students a deeper understanding of 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. They will also learn about the role of the Connecticut Office of State Archaeology and how it can be an important resource in developing archeological lessons and activities for students.
Advance Registration is required. To request a registration form please contact David Colberg at
Cost: Free for educators.
• CT State Museum of Natural History (CSMNH) Adult Archaeology Field School
When: Monday August 1 thru Friday August 5, 9:00AM thru 3:00PM
Where: Details will be provided to registrants.
What: Spend a week with CT State Archaeologist Dr. Brian Jones, learning about archaeology at the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center's Field School! 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. Your findings will add important information to our understanding of Connecticut's rich historic past!
Advance Registration is required.
To register online please click here.
To register via postal mail, please click Registration Form to download a registration form, fill it out, and mail it along with your payment to the address at the bottom of the form.
Cost: $200 ($100 for CSMNH members and donors).
Open to: Adults and teens 16 and over.
• FOSA Field School
When: Monday August 15 thru Friday August 19, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Where: The 17th century Lt. John Hollister Site in South Glastonbury.
What: The field school will run all week and is open to all FOSA members at no cost. We would like people to pre-register so that we can better estimate the total number of participants. Members are free to come any day they can, and need not commit to the full week.
Open to: FOSA members only. If you're not currently a member of FOSA but would like to attend, you can join FOSA by clicking the
Details will be provided regarding who to contact to register, times, parking, and so forth.
For information on the Hollisters, please click here.
• Fall Preview: Jamestown Settlement, Arlington National Cemetery, and Old Town Alexandra, VA Trip
When: leave:Friday September 23 return:Sunday September 25
Where: Jamestown, Virginia
What: The fee includes round trip bus transportation (gratuity included), two nights' accommodations Old Town, Alexandria, VA, two 2 hot buffet breakfasts at the hotel, entrance to Historic Jamestown and Arlington National Cemetery.
This trip is sponsored by the Friends of the Office of State Archaeology (FOSA) with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center at UConn. Advance registration with full payment to FOSA is required prior to trip. To request a registration form please Further details will be provided as they become available. Can accommodate up to 40 people, so you should make your reservations early.
To register: print off and fill out the Regsitration Form and return it along with your payment to...
CSMNH; UConn; Unit 1023; Storrs, CT 06269-1023; Attn: Jamestown. Make check out to "FOSA".
Cost: $375 double, $340 triple and $320 quad accommodations ($500 single). For more information on the trip itself, please review the Registration Form.
For a brochure on the trip, please click Brochure.
Additional Info: Potential attendees are encouraged to look at the 2 Jamestown videos on the YouTube Videos on this web site, specifically items 16 and 16a, to get an idea of what conditions were like during that first terrible winter, and what happened there ... and the archaeological research techniques being brought to bear there. Featured in item 16a is Dr. Douglas Owsley, who was the featured speaker at our
Web Site: To access the Jamestown web site, please click
Contact: For questions, please contact David Colberg at Dave Colberg or call 860-486-5690.
• "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
(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 (Facebook).
• 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