Into the Field

Connecticut archaeologists are moving from archival research to excavation in an effort to delineate the boundaries of the battle of Pequot Hill and other sites:

McBride and his team of researchers are working with a grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program, which seeks to document and preserve battlefields from early American history. They are also using funding from the tribe, which is hoping to use the endeavor as an opportunity to learn about colonial and Native American life at the time of the Pequot War, which lasted from 1636 to 1638.

The Pequots’ use of their Foxwoods revenue to embrace archaeology is admirable — unlike certain tribes and certain governments who fight tooth and claw to obscure the story of mankind in America.