Posts Tagged ‘ Mystic Fort ’

Sunday, May 22 – Memory & Legacy of the Pequot War

The Memory and Legacy of the Pequot War Sunday, May 22 1:00PM to 2:00PM Jabez Smith House Museum – Groton, CT Catch Dr. Kevin McBride at the Jabez Smith House in Groton this coming Sunday to discuss the results of our first phase of fieldwork at the Mystic Fort Battlefield site. Our analysis is ongoing, […]

Archaeology Results from the Battle at Mistick Fort

The Battlefields of the Pequot War project will be presenting two programs this spring, sharing the results from the 2010 Archaeology Field Season that took place in Mystic, Connecticut. Join Dr. Kevin McBride and project staff to learn results and analysis from Mistick Fort fieldwork, current research and what is coming up next for the […]

We’ve made it big!

Check out the Battle of Mistick Fort on the National Park Service website. Thanks, NPS! Stay tuned: analysis and results from study areas at the Battle of Mistick Fort will be coming soon.

Much Thanks to the Yankee Territory Coinshooters

The Battlefields of the Pequot War staff would like to send out a big thank you to our volunteers from the Yankee Territory Coinshooters, (the YTC), a metal detecting club based out of Connecticut. Several volunteers from the YTC tirelessly gave countless hours to help with remote-sensing training, metal detection equipment, and some serious legwork […]

A Chance to Tell your Story

Kristin Swanton, M.A. candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is currently working on her Masters thesis on the archaeology at the Battle of Mystic Fort. Her specific focus explores how the legacy and memory of the Pequot War have impacted archaeological research. Preliminary findings were recently presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference in […]

Dr. Kevin McBride writes for Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

Read Dr. Kevin McBride’s online article for the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation here.

Old Saybrook Program – November 16, 2010

Battlefields of the Pequot War will be hosting a lecture at the Acton Public Library in Old Saybrook, Connecticut at 7PM on November 16, 2010. Dr. Kevin McBride and David Naumec of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will provide a brief overview of the Pequot War and present news from recent archaeological survey […]

Upcoming Events: Mark your Calendar

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is planning two upcoming programs around the Battlefields of the Pequot War project. Mark your calendars, see you there! Saturday, Nov. 20, 10–11 am Pequot War: Technology & Tactics Join Museum Research Director Dr. Kevin McBride and military historian David Naumec to gain insights into the weapons and […]

A Successful Field School Summer

The 2010 University of Connecticut Battlefield Archaeology Field School has come to an end, and a successful summer it was! Nine university students from six states, as far as Iowa, migrated to Mystic, Connecticut and to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center for eight weeks. During one of the hottest New England summers on […]

From the Field to the Lab

Right now, we (The Diggers) are working in Mystic, Connecticut where we expect to find evidence of the English and Native troops camp the evening before the fateful morning attack, what we now know as the Battle of Mystic Fort in May 1637. However, the metallic evidence on the landscape stretches hundreds of years, not […]