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Battlefield Archaeology Day: Digging for History
Saturday, April 30, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
Battlefield Archeology Day is a drop-in event. Registration is optional to help the Ridgefield Historical Society understand attendance.
When Revolutionary War remains — human skeletons and other artifacts — were discovered in 2019 near Ridgefield’s Main Street, a research grant was awarded and the historians and archeologists got to work. Since then, we’ve learned a lot about the remains and the Battle, and there’s a lot more still to learn.
Meet the field historians and researchers who’ve been studying the Battle of Ridgefield and see demonstrations of the archeological work they do. Watch soil screening and ground penetrating radar in action and participate in metal detecting on the Scott House property. Maybe we’ll find something great! See the Revolutionary War artifacts that have already been found in Ridgefield, including an authentic musket ball. Great for all ages. Refreshments for all.
Come when you can. Come as you are.