Posts Tagged ‘ Archaeology ’

Info for Fairfield (Southport), CT Landholders!

  Battle of Munnacommock Swamp / “Pequot Swamp Fight” July 13-14, 1637 The Fairfield Museum and History Center has embarked on an exciting new project in conjunction with the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), Connecticut Office of the State Archaeologist, the Connecticut State Historian and local institutions to study the last battle […]



The Fields of Conflict Conference is Coming in 2018!

  Fields of Conflict  Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center September 2018 The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is excited to announce that it has been selected to host the 2018 Fields of Conflict academic conference! Fields of Conflict is a interdisciplinary conference series which brings together scholars studying the various aspects of Conflict […]



Come Visit Expanded Pequot War Gallery!

Archaeology of Mistick Fort Exhibit Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center – Pequot War Gallery On Saturday, October 1, 2016 the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center opened an exciting new addition to the Pequot War Gallery. The “Archaeology of Mistick Fort” exhibit highlights the latest findings and over 60 artifacts from the Pequot Museum’s archaeological […]



MPMRC 17th Century Encampment – 2016!

Photo’s from the MPMRC’s 3rd Annual 17th Century Encampment! The 3rd Annual 17th Century Encampment was held on the museum farmstead on June 24 and 25, 2016! Over 50 Native American, European, and African American reenactors and historical interprtors joined us for this two day event where the visitors experienced different aspects of 17th Century life! This […]



Last Call for 2016 Battlefield Field School!

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 […]



This Saturyday! 4th Annual Pequot War Battlefield Bus Tour!

One day left!  Register at the door! Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 am-1 pm Battlefields of the Pequot War: Tour & Analysis Director of Research Dr. Kevin McBride leads a bus tour of the Mistick Battlefield (May 26, 1637), discussing scientific techniques used to identify the latest recovered artifacts. Afterward, enjoy a lunch of North Atlantic […]



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 […]