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 Archaeology Day

Friday, July 18th 2014

at the Welles Shipman Ward House

972 Main St. (Rte. 17) in South Glastonbury


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When it Comes to History, One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure


Valuable historical information can be gathered by exploring the swill (or rubbish as we call it today) of our founding colonial ancestors.  On Friday, July 18th from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., the Historical Society of Glastonbury invites all persons of the ages twelve and up, to join University of Connecticut’s Dr. Nick Bellantoni & Friends of the Office of the Connecticut State Archaeologist at an authentic archaeological dig. 


You’ll work with him and his team as they demonstrate the basic techniques for identifying and preparing a dig site, conducting an actual dig, sifting through your finds and examining and cataloging your finds.  Artifacts you may come across could include remnants of meat they ate, buttons, purse straps, glass bottles, pottery… just to name a few items.  This is not staged.  The items you may (or may not) find will be authentic artifacts from the people who lived in the home throughout the years.

Space is limited and reservations are required.  Students are $15, others $20.  Bring snacks and a lunch and be sure to wear closed shoes.


Phone 860-633-6890 for reservations and visit www.hsgct.org for more information.


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