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  • READER SUBMITTED: The New England Vampire Folk Belief: The Archeological Evidence

    The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum will add to October's chill with a timely discussion of a real "skull-and-crossbones" scenario and an historical belief in vampires, right here in Connecticut. On Oct. 16 state archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni will present "The New England Vampire Folk Belief: The Archeological Evidence" at 6:30 p.m. in the Webb Barn at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St., Wethersfield. The free presentation will be preceded by a wine reception (by donation) at 6 p.m.
  • New Colonial Williamsburg lab unravels secrets of the 1700s

     New Colonial Williamsburg lab unravels secrets of the 1700s
    WILLIAMSBURG — No one who works for Colonial Williamsburg's vast and perpetually busy collections department signs up for the job because they think it will be easy. Starting with nearly 70,000 examples of American and British fine, decorative and...

    Remains of Oak Brook settlers being moved

    Remains of Oak Brook settlers being moved
    Thirteen years ago a human skull tumbled out of a load of dirt during a road-widening project in Oak Brook. That gruesome discovery signaled the start of an odyssey that is finally culminating with the excavation and relocation of the graves of more...

    Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs once ruled skies worldwide, study says

    Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs once ruled skies worldwide, study says
    Ancient winged reptiles called pterosaurs were so successful that they ruled Earth's skies for tens of millions of years, according to a study published in the journal ZooKeys. The fearsome fliers, part of a family of pterosaurs named Azhdarchidae,...

    READER SUBMITTED: A Conversation With Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, CT's State Archaeologist

    State Archaeologist, Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni, has been excavating in Connecticut for over 30 years. On Wednesday, Aug. 20, join Dr. Bellantoni for a special conversation with the Connecticut Network's (CT-N) Diane Smith as he reflects on the most...