An Archaeology Walking Tour of 18th Century Farmsteads and Social Landscape in New London

 13 June
 33 Gallows Lane, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut 06320
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 Connecticut College Arboretum
North of Gallows Lane, the landscape is laced with stonewalls which is one visible legacy of the land’s history. Samuel Bolles started his homestead here in 1763, and it was occupied through 1944 when the house burned to the ground. A large foundation and unusual chimney base, barn foundation and other outbuilding remnants now mark the site. Participants will visit several archaeological sites featuring the remains of residential architecture that are the focus of ongoing research projects and learn about eighteenth century colonial uses of the landscape, social dynamics, class and slavery. Free members, $10 general public (registration required)

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