The Battlefield Archaeology of Domestic Sites: Wartime Production during the Pequot War (1636- 1637)
The Calluna Hill Site (59-73) is a small Pequot Village burned down by the English allied forces during their withdrawal from the Battle of Mystic Fort. Recent excavations and metal detector surveys indicate the site was occupied for only a few weeks prior to its destruction on May 26, 1637. The site’s setting and faunal assemblage suggests the site was re-located away from the coast in anticipation of an English attack on Pequot territory. The artifact assemblage of re-processed brass and iron trade goods indicates the production of brass and iron projectiles, many examples of which were recovered from the battlefield. The site provides a unique opportunity to examine the relationship between battle-related objects and domestic sites during the Pequot War.
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The Battlefield Archaeology of Domestic Sites: Wartime Production during the Pequot War (1636- 1637). Gina Dezi, Kevin McBride. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404186)
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