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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FOSA Members Help Needed: Haddam Neck Fair
When: Friday September 4 thru Monday September 7
Where: 26 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck, CT
What: We are in need of 2-6 volunteers for the set-up and break-down of an unmanned exhibit at the Haddam Neck Fair. We will have a one 2-hour manned FAQ/show & tell to answer questions and educate the public about FOSA and local archaeology and history, from 10:00 AM to noon, though if others can come at the same or a different time, that would be OK, as it does not have to be the same 2-3 people for the whole event. Do not be shy about signing up for the FAQ, it will be general FOSA information, handing out membership flyers and possibly having a few artifacts and pictures with short story or explanation.
If you're interested in participating, please email Heather Alexson, letting us know your preference of where/when you would like to help, at   FOSA Outreach   by clicking .   For additional information on the Fair, please access the Haddam Neck Fair information page by clicking .

• Archaeology Field Workshop: Learning the Basics

When: Saturday September 19, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
What: FOSA President Mandy Ranslow will take students through the fundamentals of archaeology and good field technique.
OF NOTE: Advance registration is required through the CT Museum of Natural History, whose web site's Calendar of Events can be accessed by clicking .   ALSO: Registration can be done online by use of the CSMNH Summer 2015 Registration form after it's been updated with this event, which can be accessed by clicking .

• Nick Bellantoni Speaking Engagement: "The Long Journey Home of Albert Afraid of Hawk"

When: Friday September 25, 2015; 1:00 PM.
Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UConn Waterbury Campus, 99 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
What: In 1900, Albert Afraid of Hawk was performing with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show touring New England when the performers came down with food poisoning. Albert died in Danbury Hospital and was buried in an unmarked grave in Wooster Cemetery. Recently, local historian, Bob Young located Albert's burial card from the cemetery archives and notified the family at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Albert's grand-niece, Marlis Afraid of Hawk, had a dream that Albert wanted to come home and she initiated the repatriation process. Dr. Bellantoni presents the history and his responsibility of exhuming Albert for his journey home.
Ed. Note: An article on the life of Albert Afraid of Hawk by Nick Bellantoni can be found in this website by clicking .
For additional information: phone 203-236-9924 / 9925.
To access the OLLI-UConn web site, please click .   To access the OLLI Fall 2015 course brochure, please click .   To access the OLLI Fall 2015 registration form, please click .

• 2015 Archaeology Fair
When: Saturday, October 17
Where: Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
What: The 2015 CT Archaeology Fair will be hosted by Central Connecticut State University on Saturday October 17th on the 2nd floor of the Elihu Burritt Library. Bonnie Plourde is the point of contact. The theme is "The Future of Connecticut’s Past." Speakers include Jeremy Pilver, Sarah Sportman, and Bonnie Plourde. There will also be a session of short presentations by students. FOSA, as a co-sponsor, will be responsible for providing volunteers and an Outreach table(s). Additional details will follow.
> Events currently scheduled can be found by accessing the Archaeology Awareness Fair Home Page, by clicking .

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"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