Mashantucket Pequot Museum Library and Archives Blog

Friday, September 14, 2012


A Paleoindian site, dating back 10,000 years, at Ohomowauke Swamp currently under excavation.   
They can – and do.
Archaeologists dig down into the earth to discover the many layers of history upon which we walk and build. Digging into the Museum Archives reveals how archaeology continues to inform our understanding about how Native people lived and provides context for the Museum’s exhibits and the ongoing story of the Mashantucket Pequot Community.

Kevin McBride, an archaeologist and the Director of Research at the Museum, has been conducting research and excavations on the reservation and elsewhere in New England since the 1980’s.

Information from the site below was used to create the 18th century farmstead exhibit in the Museum.

1996 excavation of a Pequot homestead on the reservation


Program from a 1999 Conference

American Society for Ethnohistory

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