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Battlefield Archaeology at the Denison Homestead!

Battlefield Archaeology at the Denison Homestead Battlefield Archaeologists from the Pequot Museum led an archaeological dig onsite at the Denison Homestead this past July and August.  The goal of the survey was to both educate participants in archaeological survey methods and to search for evidence of 17th century occupation.  The Denison Homestead was built by […]



Summer 2014 Battlefield Field School Underway!

Update: our 2014 UConn Battlefield Archaeology Field School is underway! Students are currently excavating the second half of the second phase of the Battle of Mistick Fort. The area the students are excavating covers approximately 10-15 acres, and is the site of a battle between the Pequot and the retreating English and Native allied force. This battlefield […]



Teacher Workshop: 17th Century Summer Scholars

Are you a secondary school teacher looking for local Colonial and Native primary resources?  Join us for our first-ever Summer Scholar Workshop focusing on the 17th century in New England. Pulling from recent ground-breaking research on the Pequot War, join Research Director Kevin McBride as the Pequot Museum offers new perspectives, primary resource materials, and fun […]



2014 Battlefield Archaeology Field School

2014 UConn Field School in Battlefield Archaeology May 28 through July 3, 2014 Sponsored by: UConn Department of Anthropology Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program The University of Connecticut and Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center will offer a field school in battlefield archaeology at a seventeenth century battlefield from the […]



The Day: Digging for the truth about the Pequot War

Research and artifacts from local sites reveal that historic battle with British may not have been as one-sided as previously thought  By Brian Hallenbeck Mashantucket – The past, it seems, is always evolving. Few would know that better than the members of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center team that’s been combing through the Pequot War’s […]



The Past and Present Collide: Digging Up History at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Recently, we were mentioned in a great article at SoRhodeIsland.com: The Past and Present Collide: Digging up History at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. “But that isn’t to say that all of the museum involves staring silently at figures. Quite the contrary, in fact, for the museum strives to make history an interactive […]



Guest Post: Kate Dupuis on Attending our Conference

Inspired and Impassioned: A Student’s Review of our “17th Century” Conference As a product of the social media generation, it’s not unusual that I heard about the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center’s 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast Academic Conference through Twitter (#mpwarcon).  As the first conference I’ve ever attended, I had no […]



17th Century American Northeast Academic Conference

Academic Conference 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast October 18 & 19, 2013 ~ Friday and Saturday Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center In conjunction with its 15th anniversary, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center presents 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast, a two-day interdisciplinary conference. It brings […]



Meet & Watch & Greet at the Pequot Museum!

Join us for two summer programs at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center!   Fridays, July 12 & Aug. 2, 1-2:30 pm New Witnesses to the Pequot War Pequot War researchers Dr. Kevin McBride and David Naumec share new insights about the Battle at Mistick Fort based on their archaeological and historical research and […]



What happens to artifacts after they get dug up?

Last week, Tedd Levy (Old Saybrook Historical Society Trustee) and Robert Lorenz (photographer) visited our staff at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Tedd and Bob were curious… What happens to artifacts after they get dug up? Tedd and Bob have watched archaeologists excavate at the battlefield site of the “Siege and Battles of […]