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New Canaan Library’s “Exploring Connecticut Archaeology” Series Wraps Up with The Contact Period in Connecticut: Looking at Indigenous Sites from the 1630s and 1670s
June 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
New Canaan Library’s, “Exploring Connecticut Archaeology” concludes with The Contact Period in Connecticut: Looking at Indigenous Sites from the 1630s and 1670s, presented by Dr. William Farley on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. via live webinar. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration.
The first half-century of European colonization in Connecticut and the impact that this period had on the colony’s Indigenous people is the focus of Dr. Farley’s talk. This particular aspect of Connecticut archaeology will be explored by way of two Pequot domestic sites: The site of Calluna Hill, which was occupied in 1637 during the height of the Pequot War, and the site of Monhantic Fort, which was occupied by Pequots and visited by their English allies during King Philip’s War in the 1670s.
Dr. Bill Farley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Southern Connecticut State University, where he has taught since receiving his doctorate from University of Connecticut in 2017. Dr. Farley currently serves on the executive board of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut. His work focuses on Indigenous and Euro-American interactions during the earliest decades of colonialism in Connecticut.