The Archaeological Society of Connecticut and the Friends of the Office of State Archaeology are pleased to invite you to the third and final of our free virtual talks in the Fall 2021 series, this Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 7:00 PM, when Dr. Sarah P. Sportman, Connecticut State Archaeologist, will present Archaeological Research at the 17th-Century John Hollister Site, South Glastonbury, 2016-2021.
The John Hollister Site (54-85) is a large 17th-century farm complex located on the fringe of early English settlement on the Connecticut River in present-day South Glastonbury, Connecticut. The farm was occupied from about 1650 to 1711, first by members of the Gilbert family, who were tenant farmers, and later by the Hollisters. The site was identified through oral history and remote sensing work that was carried out in 2015 and 2016. Excavations at the site were conducted in the summers of 2016-2021 under the direction Connecticut State Archaeologists Brian Jones (2016-2018), Nicholas Bellantoni (2019) and Sarah Sportman (2021), with members of the Friends of the Office of State Archaeology, volunteers, and field school students. The Hollister Site includes at least six buried cellars, two wells, and numerous other subsurface features as well as large, well-preserved assemblages of artifacts and food remains. This presentation will summarize the research conducted at the site to date, including new information from the 2021 field season.
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The link will also be posted on the Events page on the ASC website at www.ctarchaeology.org/upcoming-events