Our 2016 Battlefield Archaeology Field School is about to begin!


The annual Pre-contact and Battlefield UConn Field Schools will begin the field season in a few weeks at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. They will learn archaeology field techniques and methods to apply at pre-contact and later historic sites.


Space is still available! For more information or to enroll click here: Battlefield Field School 2016 revised !

Students will learn the following skills:

  • establish a Cartesian grid across the site;
  • define the boundaries of the village through traditional excavation and metal detection;
  • learn how to complete about 80 shovel test pits (a 5o-cm by 50-cm square unit that is excavated with a shovel, 10 cm deep at a time);
  • excavate three 10-meter trenches across the village site;
  • use a metal detector, and practice our tried-and-true techniques from the Yankee Territory Coinshooters;
  • and map a site.

Photos from our fieldwork:

These are identified objects from battlefield sites:


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Impacted shot from the battlefield