Western Connecticut investigated a Revolutionary War campsite within the town of Redding, Connecticut. This 1778 winter campsite is the only remaining untouched and well-preserved camp site in the country. We mapped and recording this site, as well as making a determination about its level of archaeological integrity. Students learned mapping, archaeological reconnaissance, subsurface testing and excavation.
The summer field school is a part of the Cultural Resource management program at WestConn where students receive first-hand experience in historical preservation.
Our field school ran five weeks from May 29th until June 29th. Students worked 8am-4pm four days a week and received 6 credits. Laurie Weinstein and Bethany Morrison co-led this class.