The Civil War may be best known for the battles at Fort Sumter, Antietam, and Gettysburg. An equally horrific aspect of this bloody conflict was the prisoner-of-war experience: an estimated 56,000 men perished in these prisons, a casualty rate higher than on the battlefields. Archaeologist John Jamesonís talk will focus on two Georgia prison sites, managed by the U.S. National Park Service, in which archaeology has played an important role: Andersonville National Historic Site and Fort Pulaski National Monument.
John Jameson is a senior archeologist with the US National Park Service. His 25-plus years of public service have encompassed a broad range of projects in cultural heritage preservation and cultural resource management throughout the United States and overseas. A recognized national leader in public archaeology programs, he is a key player in the organization, development, and evaluation of training courses for park rangers and cultural resource specialists in the effective interpretation of archaeological and cultural heritage resources. 860.486.4460 - www.mnh.uconn.edu
Saturday, January 29, 2 pm (Snow date: Sunday, January 30)
Smith Middle School, 216 Addison Road, Glastonbury, CT
Adults and children ages 10 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission: $12, $5 for students with ID.
Presented by The Friends of the Office of State Archaeology (FOSA), The Archaeology Society of Connecticut (ASC), and the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, part of CLAS at UConn, are co-sponsoring this special lecture in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. The FOSA annual meeting begins before the lecture at 1 pm and is open to the public.
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