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Exploring Connecticut Archaeology: The Ridgefield Skeletons

June 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Online

This Live Webinar be held on Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00pm EST.


Join emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni and Friends of the Office of State Archaeologist President Scott Brady as they discuss the 2019 discovery and excavation of human skeletal remains from the basement of a historic home in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  They will discuss the current working hypothesis that the remains may belong to combatants from the Revolutionary War’s April 25, 1777 Battle of Ridgefield.


Nicholas F. Bellantoni, PhD, Emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist

Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni

Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni serves as the emeritus state archaeologist with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at the University of Connecticut. He received his doctorate in anthropology from UConn in 1987 and was shortly thereafter appointed state archaeologist. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UConn, and is Interim-President of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut and a former president of the National Association of State Archeologists.

Scott M. Brady, President, Friends of the State Archaeologist

Scott Brady

Scott M. Brady currently serves as President of the Friends of the Office of Sate Archaeology, Inc (FOSA).  He was been a FOSA member and an avocational archaeologist since 2012 when he retired after a career with the City of Hartford.  He also serves as a board member of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut.


June 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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