Rhode Island Archaeology Month-2017

October is Rhode Island Archaeology Month!

PAL Senior Archaeologists Alan Leveillee and Jay Waller discuss archaeology in Rhode Island during this years Rhode Island Archaeology Month.

Sunday October 15, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Artifacts of Warwick

For archaeologists, every artifact has a story. You’re invited to join professional archaeologist Alan Leveillee to explore history through Native American and EuroAmerican material culture – from stone tools to buttons and bottles. This will be a hands-on event and we encourage you to bring an artifact or two (Antiques Roadshow style). Come check out artifacts from archaeological sites in Warwick and let’s see what time travel secrets your treasures may hold. This event is sponsored by the Warwick Public Library and the Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. 
Location: Warwick Public Library, Central Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick Contact: aleveillee@palinc.com or 401-288-6315 


Saturday October 21, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 PM
South Kingstown

What Lies Beneath: A Look Below Rhode Island’s Historical Burial Grounds

Joseph (Jay) N. Waller, Jr., Senior Archaeologist at The Public Archaeology Laboratory, will discuss the unseen world lying beneath the slate and marble gravestones of our historic burying places. Drawing from archaeological projects in Rhode Island, he will discuss 19th century burial practices and provide examples of common artifacts recovered from historic graves. He also will highlight a recent project in which archaeologists, with private landowner support, identified and relocated internments from a formerly ‘lost’ historic burial ground. This event is organized by the South County History Center in partnership with Kingston Free Library, with funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. 

Location: Kingston Free Library’s Potter Hall, 2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston Contact: erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org 

Click here to download the full Rhode Island 2017 Archaeology Month Program of Events