The Strong House was built on this land beginning in the late 1750s. Prior archeology projects have uncovered some aspects of the physical history left behind under the ground layer. This presentation will outline the various aspects of archaeological research and excavation in the Connecticut River valley and the New England region, and summarize the work done at the Strong House to date, including previous investigations by UMass Archaeological Services at the Strong House property and the initial results of the ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey completed last November.
The survey incorporated aerial views of the Strong House property from a drone.
F. Timothy Barker, Field Supervisor, has directed field projects for Archaeological Services at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMASS) for 24 years. Since 1992 he has managed more than 500 archaeological projects and has authored/co-authored more than 60 reports for UMASS. He has supervised archaeological reconnaissance surveys, identification and evaluation studies, and data recovery projects throughout the Northeast. Mr. Barker assists in creating field-testing strategies and then oversees multiple crews as they complete archaeological excavations. Mr. Barker has an extensive knowledge of military history as well as research experience with 17th and 18th century New England history, archaeological sites, and artifact types.
Join us with your lunch in hand. We will provide coffee, tea and cider for you as you listen to the presentations. The 30-minute program will begin promptly at 12:15 with seating and beverages ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend. For updated information, check our website at www.amhersthistory.org