1. Video taken of State Archeologist Nick Bellantoni while giving a
tour of Valley Falls State Park in Vernon CT, the site of a long-abandoned group of mills, describing both the
mill complex as it can now be discerned as well as other features of the Park. The hike was one of the
2012 Archaeology Awareness Month activities.
2. State Archeologist Nick Bellantoni led a walk on Columbus Day to the Wolf Den at Masomoquet State Park. He also took us to the Indian chair, and told of the legends and history of the area. Video was posted on October 19, 2010.
3. Nicholas F. Bellantoni, Ph.D. Connecticut State Archaeologist, talks about the Archaeology field class at the University of Connecticut on Janaury 19, 2007. Video was posted by the Norwich Bulletin.
4. Video posted by the Hartford Courant, showing scenes from the 2011 Adult Field School in Columbia, CT. Included are both scenes of Nick Bellantoni speaking to the participants and of the participants as well.
5. Video taken of State Archeologist Nick Bellantoni while giving a talk on New England Vampire Beliefs at Quinnipiac University.
6. A short video, taken at the CT Archaeology Center, where Nick Bellantoni discusses the History Channel's "Hitler's Escape" episode.
7. An interview of Nick Bellantoni where he discusses his life, how he got into archaeology, what his duties entail, and interesting sites he's worked on.
8. A video in 5 parts, from the Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club, of Nick Bellantoni's efforts on behalf of the family of Lakota Sioux Albert Afraid of Hawk, to locate, exhume, and repatriate his remains to South Dakota for reburial per Native American rites.
9. An interview of Nick Bellantoni where he discusses his life and his work with Ann Nyberg of WTNH channel 8.
10. A half-hour video of FOSA members Gary Nolf and Don Rankin on an episode of Branford Public Television's "Classroom Connections" show. Their subjects include the geology of Connecticut and how it impacted Native Americans living there, the activities and methods of the area's hunters and gatherers, and a discussion of the Pequot War.
11. CT State Archaeologist Brian Jones sits down with Jan Doyle on an episode of Branford Public Television's "Classroom Connections" show, to discuss the history of Connecticut and Indian artifacts found during his various site excavations.
12 Ryan Gill demonstrates proper technique when throwing an atlatl.
13. A video taken of the abandoned Nike Missile site in Portland CT, where FOSA tours are periodically given. The site is steadily being reclaimed by nature.
14. Description of Polynomial Texture Mapping and its use in analyzing the Antikythera Mechanism.
15. Watch as a 17th-century ivory sundial compass is scanned using a 3D scanner and then reproduced using a 3D printer. Finally, the reconstructed object finds its way into the visitor's hands during the archaeological tours of James Fort.
16. The skull of a young female unearthed in Jamestown pit was rebuilt using 3D scanning and printing. The skull had been extensively damaged, with a number of pieces missing. However, with the use of 3D scanning of the parts available, followed by use of "mirroring" software to reconstruct many of the missing pieces, 2 skulls we 3D printed, one of which was used as a base onto which clay was added to rebuild what the young woman looked like while alive.
16a. This is another Jamestown "Jane" site, which contains a more complete description of the forensics involved ... including portions by Dr. Douglas Owsley, who was our featured speaker at the 2015 Annual Meeting. An embedded video in included in this link.
17. In January, 2010, Gary Nolf of FOSA made an appearance on the David Letterman show. At the time, Gary was the 2-time World Atlatl Association champion; and Gary demonstrates his throwing technique for Letterman.
18. This is an audio-only podcast by CT State Historian Walter Woodward, made on the last day of the dig at the John Hollister site in Wethersfield, in August, 2016. It provides a first hand account of what they're finding at this amazing site, and what it means for understanding our early history. Hear from State archeologist Brian Jones, Lori Kissel, Scott Brady (shown in photo), Glenda Rose, Dick Hughes, Fiona Jones, Mandy Ranslow and others about their epic archeological adventure. For photos associated with this podcast, please click photos.
19. FOSA member Dr. Don Rankin sits down with Jan Doyle on an episode of Branford Public Television's "Classroom Connections" show, to discuss Don's ancestor, Rev. John Rankin, the Underground Railroad, and Rev. Rankin's association with the anti-slavery movement. Rev. Rankin's home was one of the first stopping points of the Railroad. For related material on this web site, please click
20. LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) imagery of the wrecked Klondike steamboat Evelyn.The imagery includes both external and internal views of the steamboat, using LIDAR imagery set up outside and, later, inside the ghostly wreck. Reference also this article article from "Northwest Coast Archaeology" which goes into more detail into the wrecks and also touches on 3-D sonar scans which were also taken of a number of vessels there.
21. The Office of State Archaeology's has its own Facebook page; and within it there are a number of short videos on various subjects that viewers should find very interesting.
22. A TEDx talk by Brian Jones concerning the use of Ground Penetrating Radar in unearthing 17th century artifacts in recent excavation work at the Mason and Hollister sites. (Talk lasts about 13 minutes.)
23. An interview given by FOSA members Don Rankin and Gary Nolf with Dan Stevens for iCRV Radio on April 4, 2018. This talk concerns Native American culture as it relates to archaeological finds that both Don and Gary have worked on. The finds under consideration predate by several thousand years the civilizations we normally think of by "New England Native Americans." Click the icon at left to bring up the "iCRV Archive Search" page, and then click the icon to begin the interview (the search parameters are already precoded in the link). It may take about 10 seconds before the sound on the "Archive Audio Player" window that comes up to begin. (There's also about a 3½ minute commercial break at the 33½ minute point.) Click the picture at right to get enlarged views of the subjects being discussed.
24. This is an audio-only podcast by CT State Historian Walter Woodward, with former CT State Archaeologist Nicholas F. Bellantoni, concerning a book he wrote in 2018 on the repatriation of the remains of 2 young men, Henry Opukaha'ia, a native of Hawaii, who died in Cornwall, CT in 1818. Albert Afraid of Hawk, a Lakota Sioux native who died in Danbury in 1900. Nick was involved in both of these efforts. This interview concerns the story of the remains of Henry Opukaha'ia . There are a number of other articles on him in this website, which can be found by using the Google Search and clicking the "FOSA" option.
24a. This is an audio-only podcast by CT State Historian Walter Woodward, with former CT State Archaeologist Nicholas F. Bellantoni, concerning a book he wrote in 2018 on the repatriation of the remains of 2 young men, Henry Opukaha'ia, a native of Hawaii, who died in Cornwall, CT in 1818. Albert Afraid of Hawk, a Lakota Sioux native who died in Danbury in 1900. Nick was involved in both of these efforts. This interview concerns the story of the remains of Albert Afraid of Hawk. There are a number of other articles on him in this website, which can be found by using the Google Search and clicking the "FOSA" option.