Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Activities

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2016 Activities

In 2016, the Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club (LHAC):

  • Plotted, dug test pits at, and began sorting artifacts from an historic farm site and historic Native American home in Kent on National Park Service land under with the assistance of IAIS staff, under the direction of Dr. Lavin
  • Took a guided tour of a known native rock shelter on nearby land in Kent
  • Participated in the dig at the Templeton site 6LF21 in Washington Depot, along with FOSA, the State Archaeologist, and IAIS Research Associate Zac Singer
  • Several members also took excursions to:
    • Meadowcroft Rock Shelter in western Pennsylvania and a Native American mound site in Moundsville, West Virginia, visiting the Hines Museum of History in Pittsburgh (a Smithsonian affiliate) along the way
    • the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    • the Akin Free Library Museum, Quaker Hill, Pawling, NY

Plans for 2017

  • Resume the dig at the Deer Run site (Archaic Native American) in New Preston, CT
  • Participate in the dig at Templeton
  • Other field trips

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