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 […]
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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 […]
Retracing The British Retreat Route During the Pequot War ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE TRACING THE ROUTE AND INTENSITY OF FIGHTING. By WNPR Staff Published: Jun 19, 2012 Audio: Dr. Kevin McBride interview on WNPR with Ray Hardman An Archeologist and a team of college students are spending the summer uncovering a little known chapter in Connecticut history. In 1637 […]
Recent article chronicling archaeology of the Battlefields of the Pequot War project. Fieldwork currently underway to document English & Native retreat from the Battle of Mistick Fort of the Pequot War in 1637, often referred to as the Mystic Massacre, when 77 English and Native soldiers attacked a Pequot fortified village.