Diary of an Unknown Archaeologist

Diary of an Unknown Archaeologist

by Sheila M Sabo


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Harry Fanton spent the early 20th century excavating Indian artifacts in Danbury, Connecticut and surrounding towns. His notes and sketches lists information regarding the numerous Indian villages and the artifacts that were excavated. Harry also documents exact locations of Indian sites which were not excavated during his time and are still unknown to people today. Some of the items Harry excavated were banner stones, butterflys, Indian ceremonial pipes, burials, and large caches of arrow heads. Many times Harry's son Walter accompanied him on the archaeological excavations. As Harry grew older, Walter continued archaeological excavations and wrote many notes about his works.
During the early nineteenth century, many historians and archaeologists believed the Indians did not live in northwestern Connecticut. But Harry found through his many excavations evidence of Indian populations which did exist in specific areas. the history of the western Connecticut Indians and their migrations westward from the shoreline are detailed with Harry's material.

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ISBN-13: 9781479287222
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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