What is this artifact? Is it from the Pequot War?

Could you be a forensic archaeologist?
What do YOU think the artifact below is? Is it from the Pequot War?

The artifact below is from the site of the Battle of Mistick Fort, May 26th, 1637 of the Pequot War. It is iron, and hand-wrought (generally from a 17th-18th century time period). What do you think it is? Is it from the Pequot War?

Learn more about forensic archaeology and figuring out mysteries! Check out the upcoming program, for members only, about forensic archaeology – and see REAL artifacts from the Pequot War.

“The forensic archaeologist studies and predicts the survival of items buried within the ground to explain the pattern of evidence found, whereas the archaeological conservator studies the same processes to stop them further destroying archaeological artifacts.”

Artist and Pequot War consultant Kathleen Bushee's rendering of the unknown artifact.

Iron hooked item on left.

Forensic Archaeology Workshops & Lunch
Saturday, Feb. 18, 10:30 am–noon & 1:30–3 pm
Members Only.

Join Head Conservator Douglas Currie in the Conservation Laboratory
to learn about the techniques used by forensic archaeologists
as they discover the stories behind excavated artifacts.

Two sessions: one at 10:30 am and the second at 1:30 pm, with lunch at noon for both. $30 per person. Limited to 15 per session, ages 16 and older. RSVP to Sarah Eleazer at (860) 396-6890 or seleazer@mptn-nsn.gov.
Snow date is Feb. 25.