Organized by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, this program promotes Rhode Island's rich archaeological heritage through a series of free events led by professional and academic volunteers. Here's a preview--details on all programs are available on our website.
Walking Through Time: The 5000-Year History of the URI Campus
Saturday 10/16, 10AM - 12PM, URI KINGSTON
A panel discussion of this land's history and how it is (and is not) memorialized on campus today, followed by an optional walking tour of the URI campus. Sponsored by URI (Center for Humanities, Sociology & Anthropology, History, and the Applied History Lab) and the Tomaquag Museum.
Archaeology Discovery Walk of Providence’s Snowtown and Great Point
Saturday 10/23, 11AM - 12PM, Rhode Island State House, PROVIDENCE
A guided Discovery Walk exploring the north shore of Providence's Great Salt Cove. Sponsored by the Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. and the Snowtown Project.
“Exceeding great paines in their fishing”: Narragansett Indian Fishing Practices, Techniques, and Tradition
Saturday 10/30, 2 - 3PM, South County Museum, NARRAGANSETT
Joseph N. Waller (Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.) will draw on New England archaeological evidence to describe Native American fishing traditions and practices. Sponsored by PAL, South County Museum, and South County History Center.
"There's nothing of their house but the ruined foundation": History and Archaeology at the Manton Farm Property
ONLINE THROUGHOUT OCTOBER
Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., Little Compton Historical Society, and community volunteers documented the history of the Manton Farm; it was, at numerous times over three generations, the home of the only family of color in Little Compton. Senior Archaeologist Holly Herbster and LCHS Executive Director Marjory O’Toole share the history of the Manton Family and results of the 2019 archaeological investigations.