"ARCHAEOLOGY IN CONNECTICUT" DISCUSSIONS    
with CT State Archaeologist Dr. Brian Jones

1. March 5, 2019     "What Everyone Should Know About the Archaeology of Connecticut"

This initial episode provided a general introduction to Connecticut archaeology; Dr. Jones was accompanied by FOSA member Don Rankin. The discussion wasfocused around two of Dr. Jones' papers, which can be found at https://uconn.academia.edu/BrianJones, titled,
• "The Colonization of the Curriculum: 13,000 years of Missing History in the Connecticut Content Standards of the Social Sciences, with Suggestions for Class Exercises"
  and
• "Historical Archaeology and the Connecticut Social Studies Curriculum"
.
Each paper focuses on 5 main themes in Native archaeology and historical archaeology. These are:
> The colonization of an uninhabited Ice Age landscape,
> The adaptation to post-glacial habitats,
> The development of formalized exchange networks,
> Strategies for feeding a growing population, and
> The development of politically complex societies.
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2. April 2, 2019     "The Templeton Site and Paleoindians of Connecticut"

For this show, Dr. Jones was accompanied by FOSA members Dr. Zac Singer and Scott Brady.

Templeton is the oldest known archaeological site in Connecticut; its Paleo-Indian component has been radiocarbon-dated to 11,190 years before the present. It was discovered and originally excavated in the late 1970s by archaeologists from the Institute for American Indian Studies (IAIS) museum in Washington, CT, under the direction of then-Director of Research Dr. Roger Moeller, who published a book on his findings "6LF21: A Paleo-Indian Site in Western Connecticut". IAIS has returned to researching the site in the person of Dr. Zachary Singer, who is a Research Associate at the museum.
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3. May 7, 2019     "The early Archaic Period and life after the Ice Age in Connecticut"

For this show, Brian was accompanied by Daniel Forrest of the Public Archaeology Laboratory (PAL); David Leslie of Archaeological and Historical Services (AHS); and FOSA President Scott Brady.

While primarily known as an Early Archaic site comprising of a series of pithouse features, excavations in Avon near the Farmington River are beginning to reveal a more complex sequence of occupations. Ongoing excavations have yielded a series of large pit features which AMS dating reveal to be part of the Early to Middle Woodland period.

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