Friday, November 25, 2011

State Archeologist to speak at annual meeting of Fort Nathan Hale Restoration Projects Inc.

NEW HAVEN — State Archeologist Nicholas Bellantoni will speak about recent archaeological finds in New Haven when Fort Nathan Hale Restoration Projects, Inc. holds its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Dec. 4, 2011 at the Center Church parish House, 311 Temple St.
“...Bellantoni’s duties are many, but primarily include the preservation of archaeological sites in the state,” organizers said in a statement. He is an adjunct associate research professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut; a commissioner for the Commission on Culture and Tourism, and a member of the State Historic Preservation Council, the statement said.
Bellantoni also is president of the National Association of State Archeologists, the statement said. “His research background includes the analysis of skeletal remains from eastern North America. He has been excavating in Connecticut for over 30 years,” the statement said.
Historians Howard Eckels and Anthony Griego also are on the speaking programs, the statement said.
The three men “were instrumental in finding, researching and documenting recent graves found on the property of Yale-New Haven Hospital,” the statement said.

For more information, contact Bill MacMullen at or 203-410-7162.
In the photo: State Archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni and New Haven police detectives inspect the trench where skeletal remains were found Monday. (photo by William Kaempffer)
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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