The University of Connecticut (UConn)
The University of Connecticut has been a continued supporter of the Battlefields of the Pequot War Project. Dr. Kevin McBride is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, and specializes in the Colonial and Native American Archaeology and history in the Northeast. Professor McBride has incorporated Pequot War research topics into his courses and he manages the annual UConn Archaeology Field School which has focused on Battlefield Survey techniques in recent years as this project has progressed.
Battlefield Archaeology Field Schools and the Pequot War
The 2015 UConn field school will be based at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center with fieldwork taking place at Mystic (Groton), Connecticut. The six week, six credit field school will include training in standard archaeological field survey and excavation, artifact conservation, cataloging and analysis, and research and field methods specific to battlefield archaeology including analysis of primary sources, use of military terrain models, metal detecting survey, and GPS/GIS applications. The field school provides a unique opportunity for students to work on a nationally significant collaborative research project alongside tribal members, archaeologists and military historians. In addition to the fieldwork, students will participate in training workshops in laboratory and research methods, attend guest lectures, complete assigned readings and maintain a daily field journal.
Thank you to the University of Connecticut for supporting the Battlefields of the Pequot War project!
The Connecticut State Archaeologist
Dr. Brian Jones is the Connecticut State Archaeologist, whom heads the Connecticut Office of State Archaeology (OSA). Dr. Jones is an Assistant Extension Professor in UConn’s Department of Anthropology.
For more information about Jones please visit: http://www.cac.uconn.edu/nextstatearchaeologist.html
The Connecticut State Historian
Walter Woodward was appointed Connecticut’s third State Historian in 2004. Prior to his career as historian and professor, Woodward was an award winning advertising executive, wrote highly successful jingles, won two Emmy Awards, and had two country hits in the top ten, most famously Marty Gray. In his newest book, Prospero’s America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture,1606-1676 he examines John Winthrop, Jr. who served as governor of Connecticut and founded New London.