State Historian Walt Woodward in Conversation with Emeritus State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni

In this segment of Grating the Nutmeg, which aired on November 15, 2021, Connecticut State Historian Walt Woodward announced he will be retiring next July 1st.

To find out what “historical” retirement is like, Woodward sat down with Nick Bellantoni, who retired as state archaeologist in 2014. The resulting conversation was a fascinating discussion of archaeological sites in Connecticut, Nick’s successor state archaeologists, and Nick’s own career of amazing discoveries. 

Nick Bellantoni

By Nick Bellantoni

Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni serves as the emeritus state archaeologist with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at the University of Connecticut. He received his doctorate in anthropology from UConn in 1987 and was shortly thereafter appointed state archaeologist. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UConn, and is Interim-President of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut and a former president of the National Association of State Archeologists.