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Lecture on Conflict Archaeology and the Battle of Rhode Island
October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) and the Portsmouth Historical Society (PHS) Thursday October 26th at 6pm at the PHS Museum 870 East Main Rd in Portsmouth RI for a lecture on Conflict Archaeology and the Battle of Rhode Island. BoRIA is committed to researching, documenting, and sharing Rhode Island’s involvement in the American Revolutionary War with particular emphasis on the Rhode Island Campaign and the Revolutionary earthworks on Butts Hill in Portsmouth. Their efforts have drawn the attention of several property owners whose lands are included in the Battle of Rhode Island battlefield. BoRIA volunteers have begun a forensic study of actions of August 29, 1778, with the generous support of private property owners and the Portsmouth Historical Society. PAL Senior Archaeologist Jay Waller will discuss battlefield/conflict archaeology and summarize the results and preliminary interpretations of the BoRIA’s investigations at two properties to date.