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Connecticut’s Earliest European Settlers: recent finds

Thursday, May 31, 2018
1:00pm – 2:00pm

40 Maple Street, Ellington, CT

During the past three years, archaeologists and public field school participants have unearthed clues about Connecticut’s early colonial past at three archaeological sites. The first was undertaken after the unexpected discovery of a buried house cellar within the original John Mason home lot within the Pequot War-era Windsor Palisade. The second site is a large buried farm complex associated with Lt. John Hollister of Glastonbury, dating between 1650 and 1715. The third is the homestead of Francis Stiles, later owned by the Ellsworth family of Windsor. Join Dr. Brian Jones, Connecticut’s State Archaeologist who led these excavations, and discover what these recent archaeological explorations in Windsor and Glastonbury tell us about Connecticut’s earliest European settlers, and how modern radar-based surveys are helping to find these long-forgotten sites.


Ellington Senior Center

Office of State Archaeology (primary), Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, UConn Master Calendar

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