Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Not True Blood

But this talk about vampires in Connecticut should give everyone a thirst for more

WOODBRIDGE - State Archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni will "bring back the dead" when he presents "Vampires in New England" at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Woodbridge Library, 10 Newton Road.

Organizers promise it will be a fascinating look at the real vampire beliefs that once prevailed among 18th century New Englanders.

Bellantoni will present archaeological proof and modern forensic evidence for the existence of such beliefs in Connecticut, library officials said.
Bellantoni, shown at right, serves as the state archaeologist with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center at the University of Connecticut. He earned his doctorate in anthropology from UConn in 1987 and shortly thereafter was appointed state archaeologist. Among his many dutires is the preservation of archaeological sites in the state. His research background is the analysis of skeletal remains from eastern North America. He has been excavating in Connecticut for more than 30 years.
The program is free and open to the public, although recommended for mature audiences. Seating is limited, and registration is required. To register or for more information, call 389-3433, stop by the Circulation Desk, or email pvalsecchi@ci.woodbridge.ct.us.

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