Connecticut’s Earliest European Settlers: Recent Finds from Glastonbury and Windsor

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February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

During the past three years, archaeologists and students unearthed clues about Connecticut’s early colonial past at three archeological sites: a buried house cellar within the original John Mason home lot, a buried farm complex associated with Lt. John Hollister of Glastonbury, and the homestead of Francis Stiles (later owned by the Ellsworth family of Windsor). Dr. Brian Jones, Connecticut’s State Archaeologist, led these excavations and will explain what these recent archaeological explorations in Windsor and Glastonbury tell us about Connecticut’s earliest European settlers, and how modern technology helps rediscover these long-forgotten sites.

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Brian Jones is Connecticut’s State Archaeologist and is associated with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn. Brian has worked as an archaeologist since 1992 and received his Ph.D. in Anthropology at UConn in 1998. Brian has a broad background in New England archaeology that spans the Paleoindian period through the industrial era. His special fields of interest include the peopling of the New World, lithic analysis and geoarchaeology. He has recently made the archaeology of 17th Century Connecticut one of his top priorities.

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February 27
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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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203-594-5003
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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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2035945003