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 here.
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