UConn Field School in 17th Century Domestic and Battlefield Archaeology

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Location: Glastonbury Connecticut

Season: May 20, 2024 to June 21, 2024

Session Dates: May 20, 2024 - June 21, 2024

Application Deadline: May 13, 2024

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

University of Connecticut

Project Director:
Kevin McBride

Project Description:

The Hollister site was occupied by English and Native people between 1651 – 1711 and consists of several domestic structures that have yielded thousands of seventeenth-century Euro-American and Native artifacts and food remains. Dozens of impacted musket balls were also recovered from metal detector surveys suggesting the settlement may have been attacked during King Philip’s War (1675-1676).

The 5-week, 4-credit field school will include training in:
– Archaeological field survey and excavation
– Artifact conservation
– Cataloging
– Identification and analysis of 17th Century Euro-American and Indigenous material culture
– Research and field methods specific to battlefield archaeology

Period(s) of Occupation: Contact Period 1650-1675

Field school hours are Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM. Monday through Thursday will be field days, Fridays will be lab days

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
not provided

Academic Credit:

Contact Information:

Kevin McBride





United States

Phone: (860) 303-1114

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